Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vice Chief, Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis Unit, UNC Hospital
Areas of Interest
Comparative effectiveness research, Patient-reported outcomes and patient preferences in kidney disease, Dialysis outcomes, Stakeholder engagement, Quality improvement
Dr. Flythe’s research interests include identifying and understanding modifiable mortality determinants among maintenance dialysis patients and developing innovative treatment strategies to reduce these risks. She is particularly interested in hemodialysis procedural risk factors. The majority of her work focuses on dialysis hemodynamics, fluid management, and blood pressure patterns among maintenance hemodialysis patients. She also incorporates patient-centered outcomes and patient preferences into her work to ensure that patient-stated priorities drive outcomes research.
At UNC, Dr. Flythe is involved in the management of acute and chronic kidney disease patients with a focus on hemodialysis patients at the UNC Hospital and Kidney Center and its associated outpatient dialysis facilities.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Harvard School of Public Health
Oregon Health & Science University
Fellowship - Nephrology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Massachusetts General Hospital Joint Program