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OHSU Hospital

OHSU aerial viewUniversity Hospital, is a 400-bed tertiary care hospital in the West Hills of Portland. The medicine service has approximately 120 beds. The University treats a growing population of chronic hemodialysis patients, cared for in an inpatient unit within the hospital, and in larger outpatient units, affiliated with Renal Care Group. In addition, there are 10-25 adult patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD). The combined nephrology consultation service of University Hospital and the VAMC (see below) sees an average of two to four new patients per day and performs 30-40 biopsies per year. The renal transplant program currently performs more than 150 renal transplants per year. The nephrology consult service also has the opportunity to see patients receiving liver, heart, lung, and bone marrow transplants; surgical patients (including those in OHSU's Level I Trauma Center); patients in the medical, surgical, and coronary intensive care units; and obstetrical patients. Twenty to thirty patients are seen weekly in the Nephrology and Hypertension Clinic, 30-50 patients are seen in the Renal Transplant Clinic, which is held three times a week, and 5-10 patients are seen in the CAPD clinic every other week. More information at OHSUhealth.com

Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center (VMAC)

The Portland VMAC is physically linked to University Hospital via a sky bridge. The VAMC has approximately 70 beds on the medicine service, as well as medical, surgery, and coronary intensive care units. It is the only tertiary care VAMC hospital in the state, and it serves patients from a large geographical area. The VAMC hemodialysis unit is located in the hospital and treats approximately 36 patients with end-stage renal disease. In addition, the hospital has a home dialysis and CAPD training program. The inpatient consultation service, as described above, is combined with that of University Hospital. Approximately 30 and 20 patients are seen each week in the Nephrology Clinic and in the Hypertension Clinic, respectively. Nephrology faculty, and occasionally fellows also participate in a multi-disciplinary Diabetes Clinic.