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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

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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    Congratulations, Carolina Care Excellence Awardees!

    Every year, UNC Hospitals conducts the Press Ganey Medical Practice survey to obtain input from patients. Patients are asked if they would refer their provider’s practice to friends and family in the survey. Over the last year, 154 providers within UNC Hospitals received the highest recommendation from more than 89 percent of their patients, putting … Continued

  • Linda-and-Betsy-healthtalk- Nephrology

    Kidney Transplants Saved Her Life — Twice

    When Betsy Crais was a graduate student, she started having abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms and went to her doctor to find out what was wrong. “He showed me the X-rays—I had black holes all over my kidneys,” she says. Those “black holes” were cysts from polycystic kidney disease. That was more than 35 … Continued

  • Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH-iron-dose-in-dialysis

    Use of Iron Agents in CKD Anemia Management

    Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, participated in the “Controversies in optimal anemia management: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference.” Controversies Conferences review the latest evidence, explore new and ongoing controversies, assess change implications for the current KDIGO anemia guideline, and … Continued

 

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