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Nephrology and Hypertension

Welcome to the UNC Division of Nephrology and Hypertension! The Division provides expert care for the full spectrum of kidney disorders, encompassing acute, chronic and autoimmune disease of the kidney, with particular expertise in glomerular disease and vasculitis, lupus, dialysis, pediatric nephrology, and more.

Serving North Carolina and beyond, the Division provides comprehensive and coordinated medical care by compassionate and world-renowned experts in nephrology, to provide you with the care you deserve.


Welcome to the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at UNC. We are committed to improving the health of individuals who suffer from kidney disease. We provide expert patient-centered care for more than 42,000 people per year. With more than $18 million of annual research funding and over 20 nationally and internationally renowned basic and clinical researchers, the Division seeks to advance kidney health through innovative care and research. As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising clinical trials and translational research in nephrology. The Division offers a robust educational program that includes CME activities, undergraduate medical education, and graduate medical education. Fellowship training is available in general nephrology with clinical and research tracks, as well as in glomerular disease and transplantation. The Division is committed to patient education through its online Kidney Disease Patient Education Library. The Kidney Outreach Education Program supports the citizenry of North Carolina through its innovative kidney education and screening outreach program. We are proud to serve North Carolina and beyond with the highest level of nephrology care and research.

Our Core Pillars

The UNC Division of Nephrology and Hypertension is within the Department of Medicine, the largest department in the nation’s first public university. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and take great pride in developing outstanding physician leaders. Championing transformative research that advances medical practice, we strive to provide expert, compassionate care to all of North Carolina.

Training Research Patient Care

Patient Care, Research, Education through Compassion, Discovery, Teaching



Multi-specialty nephrology clinics offering comprehensive multidisciplinary care


Best Nephrologists in North Carolina (Business North Carolina)

>$18 million

in annual research funding


outpatient visits per year

Equity & Inclusion

We are committed to the values and principles expressed by the UNC School of Medicine’s “Statement on Equity and Inclusion.”

Equity & Inclusion

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