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

  • Dr. Koyal Jain and Dr. Keisha Gibson

    Jain and Gibson receive Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence Awards

    The UNC Academy of Educators (AOE) held its annual Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship on May 23, an event that celebrated the accomplishments of the previous year, welcomed new members and awarded outstanding educators in the community. Koyal Jain, MD, FASN, and Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, both received a Foundation Phase Teaching Excellence award … Continued

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    Dr. Keisha Gibson is Featured ‘Woman of the Triangle’ on

    Dr. Keisha Gibson, chief of pediatric nephrology, has been featured in’s Women of the Triangle series, recognized for how she promotes diversity and inclusivity in medicine and life. Gibson, who is associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, and director of the pediatric nephrology fellowship program, explains in the article that she is “the product … Continued

  • J. Charles Jennette, MD

    Jennette Receives Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pathology Chairs

    J. Charles Jennette, MD, the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of Pathology and UNC Laboratory Medicine Services, has been selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC).


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