Welcome to the Division of Nephrology
Welcome to the Division of Nephrology, the branch of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. The Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine offers fellows and faculty unparalleled prospects for research and clinical training in an atmosphere with ample opportunity to participate in University and community service, in an exciting academic environment committed to excellence, innovation and diversity.
Emerging science, new technology, and improvements in diagnostics and patient care have enabled nephrologists to more effectively help patients with kidney disorders. Stanford Health Care is proud to be consistently recognized on the US News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll and as one of the best centers for treatment of kidney disease.
Please explore the links here or contact us to learn more about our diverse efforts in education, research, and patient care.
-- Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH
Division Chief and Professor of Medicine
Lowering costs for excellent kidney care
The secret to spending less and improving care, at least for patients with kidney disease, seems almost too easy: Plan ahead.
"It requires that busy clinicians press the pause button on the day-to-day demands of patient care, step back and ask, 'How are we going to make this better?'" said Stanford nephrologist Brian Brady, MD.
Toxin, infection, or genes? A mysterious kidney disease strikes men in Sri Lanka
There’s a mysterious kidney disease in rural Sri Lanka. It primarily affects men in their 30s to 60s, leaving them debilitated. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, which requires dialysis. And without dialysis, it can lead to early death, Stanford nephrologist Shuchi Anand, MD, told me.