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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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    Students Praise Nephrology’s Renal Block Lecture “A Day in the Life”

    Koyal Jain, MD, MPH, FASN, assistant professor in the division of nephrology and hypertension and director of undergraduate medical education in the department of medicine, is featured in a new UNC Health Foundation article discussing how students and faculty have connected during the pandemic year. She credits the students for keeping everyone afloat during a … Continued

  • March is National Kidney Month

    March is Kidney Awareness Month–a time to highlight a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans. It’s important to know the risk factors of chronic kidney disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and family history. Kidney disease can be caused by glomerular diseases and autoimmune disease, or it can be genetic. … Continued

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    Flythe, Pecot Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

    Jenny Flythe, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Chad Pecot, MD, associate professor of oncology, have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Flythe’s research is focused on improving the safety and experiences of individuals living with kidney disease by bettering clinical and patient-reported outcomes. Her … Continued


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