Cleveland Clinic's Department of Nephrology and Hypertension has a long history of significant expertise in acute and chronic renal failure. The department offers services in the areas of hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation and renal diseases.
Our staff works in a care team model to provide increased availability to physicians and timely consultations for patients. As part of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension is aligned with the departments of Urology and Regional Urology, enabling us to better serve patients in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.
Program Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute's kidney disorder program has been ranked in the top five in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the past seven years. This year, the program moved up one spot to No. 1 in the nation and is also ranked best in Ohio.
Specialists in this department provide care for hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney transplantation and renal disease.
To assist with the care and comfort of our patients, the valet parking service has resumed for those getting care within the Glickman Tower. For further information about all valet parking services being offered at Cleveland Clinic, please visit the Parking Rates page.
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In the Media
The number of patients on the kidney transplant waiting list with prior heart, lung, or liver organ transplants increased from less than 1% before 1995 to 3.3% in 2008, Titte R. Srinivas, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and colleagues have reported online in the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology.
This increase may be fueled by growing discovery of chronic kidney disease in other transplant populations and by the overall growth in the number of nonrenal transplants. Prior transplant patients may be seeing the benefit of physician advocacy due to their greater access to close medical follow-up by transplant physicians, Srinivas' group had suggested.
Sankar Navaneethan, MD of the Cleveland Clinic and colleagues found that sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in men and women with chronic kidney disease (CKD), based on a systemic review and meta-analysis of data from 50 studies.