The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension provides care to patients, throughout North Carolina, the United States and worldwide, who need treatment of kidney disease and hypertension. Our faculty also educate medical school undergraduates in the School of Medicine, medicine residents in UNC Hospitals, and clinical fellows in the subspecialty of nephrology. We actively support the advancement of scholarly research and laboratory and clinical investigations in the health sciences.

UNC Kidney Center

The mission of the UNC Kidney Center is to reduce the burden of chronic kidney disease through discovery about the pathophysiology and therapeutics of kidney disease and through the development and assessment of educational programs about kidney disease for North Carolinians and their primary care physicians.


Nephrology & UNC Kidney Center News

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    Flythe Appointed to KDIGO’s 2020 Executive Committee

    Jenny Flythe, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and medical director of UNC Hospital’s Dialysis Services, has been elected to serve on the executive committee for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), beginning January 1, 2020. More than 120 physician scientists worldwide were considered for five slots on the 2020 … Continued

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    Keisha Gibson appointed vice chair for diversity and inclusion

    Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and chief of pediatric nephrology, has been named vice chair for diversity and inclusion for the department of medicine. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gibson to this new position, leading our commitment to nurturing an environment of diversity inclusion,” said Ron Falk, MD, chair … Continued

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    Falk contributes to US News & World Report’s patient guide to autoimmune disease

    “All autoimmune diseases have what are called relapsing and remitting tendencies,” says Ron Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine and co-director of the UNC Kidney Center, in a new patient’s guide. “You may have long periods where you feel relatively well followed by severe disease flare-ups or exacerbations.”

 

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