University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Distinctive Clinical Programs of the Division of Nephrology

Nationally Recognized, Patient-Centered Kidney Care

A Trusted Name in Transplant

Division faculty provide pre- and post-transplant care for patients in the UW Health Kidney Transplant Program, one of the most active and successful in the nation. With 64 paired kidney exchanges in 2020, our center has one of the nation’s largest living kidney donation programs. Our patient outcomes are excellent, and our wait times are shorter than regional and national averages.

Dr. Sandesh Parajuli in transplant clinic

State-of-the-Art Interventional Nephrology

Our multidisciplinary vascular access program brings together nephrology, radiology and surgery experts to improve care for patients with end-stage renal disease who need hemodialysis. With approximately 1000 procedures per year, the program is a referral center for patients throughout the region.

Dr. Chan discussing vascular access case

A Top-Ranked Dialysis Program

Our outpatient dialysis program, a joint venture between our academic medical center and Fresenius Kidney Care, offers state-of-the-art hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis services. Division faculty also provide continuity of care for patients needing dialysis in the hospital. Our commitment to quality care means that U.S. News & World Report ranks the UW Health kidney failure program as a top performer.

Dr. Allan Jhagroo at University Hospital

One of a Few Lupus Nephritis Clinics in the Nation

Division faculty and Rheumatology colleagues lead a dedicated lupus nephritis clinic, the only one in Wisconsin and the fifth in the nation. The multidisciplinary team coordinates care so that patients can receive same-day evaluations, diagnostic tests, infusions, education and care coordination—all in one place.

Drs. Shivani Garg and Tripti Singh