About Us

Division of Nephrology 2015 Faculty and Staff
Nephrologists are internists who specialize in treating patients with kidney disease and hypertension.

Our mission

  • Provide outstanding care for patients with kidney disease and hypertension.
  • Train students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows in general and sub-specialty nephrology care and research.
  • Conduct state-of-the-art research into the causes, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension.

Patient Care

The OHSU Division of Nephrology & Hypertension provides comprehensive patient care for various kidney diseases and complex high blood pressure. In addition to general kidney care, we provide coordinated care for complex diseases like glomerulonephritis, combined cardiac and kidney disease, and kidney stones.

For patients with advanced kidney disease we provide outpatient dialysis (both in-center hemodialysis and home dialysis) across the Portland metro region as well as kidney transplantation. The OHSU Kidney Transplant Program began in 1959 and to date has served more than 5,000 patients. 

Further information about our clinic, dialysis, and transplant programs is available on our Patient Care page.

Medical Education

Our division participates in medical education at all levels, from students to post-doctoral fellows, for both clinical and research trainees. For further information about our nephrology fellowships please visit our Training Programs page.


Our research programs address fundamental processes that are relevant to kidney function in health and disease. We employ a variety of experimental model systems ranging from cells to humans.

Our collaborative faculty uses a wide array of techniques that include molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, and microscopy to study the physiology of the kidney in the lab. Our clinical research faculty are involved in both clinical trial and non-trial research projects across different areas of nephrology. Several faculty work directly with the Portland VA Medical Center or have collaborations around the globe. 

Further information is available on our Research page.