A new UNC Health Care clinic opened this month led by Monica Reynolds, MD, MSCR, assistant professor of medicine in nephrology, and Christina Herrera, MD, MSCI, assistant professor in the division of maternal-fetal-medicine, in the department of obstetrics and gynecology.
“We are very excited to announce the opening of our multidisciplinary combined maternal-fetal medicine and nephrology clinic,” said Reynolds. “Women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are among the highest risk individuals for adverse pregnancy outcomes, and UNC is a large referral center for reproductive age women with underlying CKD.”
Herrera explained the long-term aim.
“We want to improve outcomes for reproductive women with CKD, while becoming a leader in best practices of care for this unique population, Herrera said. “The clinic is a one-stop-shop where women can receive both obstetric care (including ultrasounds, fetal testing) and management of their CKD utilizing an evidence-based, pregnancy-safe approach.”