Helping Patients Live Better with Kidney Disease.
Investigators in the Renal-Electrolyte Division have invested more than 15 years in the interdisciplinary study of kidney/epithelial cell structure and function in health or disease states using the tools of physiology, cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell signaling. A growing cadre of investigators is addressing important clinical questions relevant to individuals with kidney disease. Investigators based at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have led or are leading multicenter clinical studies focusing on the management of renal replacement therapy in the setting of acute kidney injury, and on the management of diabetic nephropathy.
The Renal-Electrolyte Division continues to be devoted to excellence academically, clinically, and through research in the study and treatment of renal and/or electrolyte disorders.
Among this year's highlights are:
- major research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Veteran's Administration (VA), and private foundations
- stable overall clinical revenues, with a 4 percent increase in dialysis charges and a 3 percent increase in outpatient Kidney Clinic charges
Our nephrologists provide a multidisciplinary approach to ensuring the well-being and highest quality of life for patients with the most complex kidney and/or electrolyte disorders, and offer a vast array of the most comprehensive care from consultation to procedure.
I invite you to view our online annual report and thank you for visiting.
Thomas R. Kleyman, MD
Division Chief and Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology,
and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology