The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension has twenty-six nephrologists who provide comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with renal disease and hypertension.
The department participates in an active renal transplant program, all modalities of dialysis care, and clinical research studies of diabetic and other glomerular disease. In addition to unique diagnostic capabilities, the department offers specialty clinics in renal stone disease, renal transplantation, chronic renal diseases and hypertension.
Clinical Research Trials
An active nephrology and hypertension clinical practice includes outpatient as well as inpatient services. The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension actively participates in various clinical research trials, such as:
- Diabetic Nephropathy / ACE Inhibitor Trial
- African American Study of Kidney Disease (AASK)
- Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC)
The Department of Biostatistics at the Cleveland Clinic is also a leading component of major clinical trials in nephrology which are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
For decades, the Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as a national and international resource for both hypertension/nephrology research and patient care. The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension is renowned for its expertise in the areas of renovascular hypertension, primary aldosteronism and pheochromocytoma.
Hypertension secondary to Renal Artery Disease has been the interest of many department members along with others within the Department of Urology, the Research Institute, and the Division of Radiology.
Renal Stone Clinic
The Department of Nephrology and Hypertension also has a Renal Stone Clinic in conjunction with the Department of Urology. This clinic is responsible for diagnosing and assisting patients with the management of complicated metabolic stone disease.
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy is performed on more than 500 patients each year while percutaneous tract lithotripsy continues to be performed on patients with large and otherwise complicated stones.