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About Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

U.S. News - #2 in Urology in US, Best in Ohio U.S. News - Nephrology, #2 in the US, Best in Ohio

Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute is recognized worldwide for excellence in patient care, teaching and research.

The Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute merges Cleveland Clinic’s urology and nephrology programs. This consolidation of disciplines allows us to better serve patients in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease while we continue to provide high-quality patient care and carry on innovative research in all aspects of urology.

Urology and nephrology physicians and scientists at Cleveland Clinic are recognized worldwide for excellence in patient care, teaching and research. This year, U.S. News & World Report  ranked both our urology program and our kidney disease program No. 2 in the nation.

In addition to Cleveland Clinic’s main campus, our urologists and nephrologists practice in the community at Cleveland Clinic family health and surgery centers and in our affiliated medical offices. Whether your doctor refers you or you make your own appointment, you can feel comfortable knowing that the Cleveland Clinic doctor who will care for you is experienced in diagnosing and treating many patients with your condition.

The Institute Advantage

The creation of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute reflects the groundbreaking structural changes happening at Cleveland Clinic. In an innovative step toward improved patient care, Cleveland Clinic restructured clinical areas around organ and disease systems, rather than individual specialties. This model is unique in U.S. medicine and is the future of healthcare. By aligning physicians with shared expertise in common institutes, we can offer patients the best in clinical care, research, treatment and prevention.

Institute Leadership

Dr. Klein
Eric Klein, MD

Institute Chairman

Dr. Heyka
Robert Heyka, MD

Chairman, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension

Dr. Sabanegh
Edmund Sabanegh, MD

Chairman, Department of Urology

Urology Center Directors

Manoj Monga, MD

Center for Endourology and Stone Disease

Sandip Vasavada, MD

Center for Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Kenneth Angermeier, MD
Kenneth Angermeier, MD

Center for Genitourinary Reconstruction

Dr. Sabanegh
Edmund Sabanegh, MD

Center for Male Fertility

Charles Modlin, MD

Minority Men’s Health Center

David Goldfarb, MD

Center for Renal and Pancreas Transplantation

Ashok Agarwal, PhD

Center for Reproductive Medicine

Jihad Kaouk, MD

Center for Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery

Andrew Stephenson, MD

Center for Urologic Oncology


Nephrology Center Directors

Sevag Demirjian, MD
Sevag Demirjian, MD

Center for Critical Care Nephrology

Joseph Nally, MD

Center for Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Leslie Wong
Leslie Wong, MD

Department Vice Chair, Clinical Transformation
Center for Dialysis

George Thomas, MD

Center for Blood Pressure Disorders

Emilio Poggio, MD

Center for Renal and Pancreas Transplantation

Outcomes Book

Download the comprehensive overview of outcomes from the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute. This book includes 2014 data on clinical outcomes, patient volumes, innovations and publications.


Current News

Metabolite of Prostate Cancer Drug More Effective at Treating Aggressive Tumors

Dr. Nima Sharifi is featured for his prostate cancer research (page 22).

While erectile dysfunction increases, use of penile implants declines

Experts discuss treatment options for erectile dysfunction. Dr. Drogo Montague comments.

Drive for Men's Health

Doctors traveling coast to coast raising awareness about men’s health make a stop at Cleveland Clinic.

Robotic Prostatectomy: Volume, Complications, Disincentives

Dr. Eric Klein discusses robotic and open radical prostatectomies.

Crain's Cleveland Business - 2015 Health Care Heros

Dr. Charles Miller, Dr. Charles Modlin, and Linda Turner, RN, are honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business as 2015 Health Care Heroes.

7 Rare But Real Men's Diseases

Experts discuss 7 rare diseases that can pose health threats to men. Dr. Ryan Berglund comments.

Your Health: Bedwetting Help

Dr. Jeffrey Donohoe shares tips on how to keep your child dry at night.

Infertility Awareness Week

Dr. Ed Sabanegh discusses what impacts infertility the most.

Robot for Urology Surgeries

Dr. Jayram Krishnan discusses minimally invasive urological surgeries.

Donating a Kidney to a Complete Stranger in Order to Save a Loved One

Cleveland Clinic participated in breaking the record for the nation’s longest multi-hospital kidney transplant chain on March 26.

Cleveland Clinic offering kidney transplant evaluations at Akron General

Dr. Emilio Poggio comments.

Low, High Potassium Ups Mortality in CKD Patients

Georges Nakhoul, MD, and team of researchers report findings from new study at the National Kidney Foundation's 2015 Spring Clinical Meetings.

Best Recurring Alan Cox Show Guest

Dr. Ryan Berglund is named “Best Reoccurring Alan Cox Show Guest” By Scene Magazine.

Cleveland Clinic's Minority Men's Health Fair

Dr. Charles Modlin discusses Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Fair.

Cleveland Clinic, CWRU researchers honored for work in fields of prostate cancer, stem cells

Dr. Nima Sharifi has been named the recipient of one of six Challenge Awards given this year by the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Owen McAndrews pieces life and game back together

Dr. Berglund patient story.

Vasectomy vacations for March Madness on the rise

Dr. Sabanegh comments.

The Color of Pee

Dr. Shoskes

Cleveland Clinic Receives Grant to Study Role of DNA Damage in Treatment-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Cleveland Clinic celebrates fifty years of successful kidney transplants

Dr. Robert Heyka comments.

Twinsburg man recieves kidney from Macedonia friend

Cleveland Clinic researchers find a decline in risks for kidney donors

Jesse Schold, PhD, comments and Cleveland Clinic patients are featured.

Cleveland Clinic doctor showing that Botox can be used to treat patients with overactive bladders

Cleveland Clinic urologist, Raymond Rackley, MD, has been using Botox to greatly help patients who suffer from overactive bladder

A local family celebrates Father’s Day thanks to a vasectomy reversal by Dr. Edmund Sabanegh

Researchers sounded an alarm today on ads touting the wonders of testosterone treatments

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer, analysis finds

New prostate cancer test first studied at Cleveland Clinic helps predict cancer risk

"This is really a boon for patients," said urologist Dr. Eric Klein, chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Clinic who oversaw the research. Klein said he hopes the new test will address the reluctance that many patients have when given the option to "watch and wait," and the reluctance many physicians have of offering that option.

Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

"Unless you can be sure your biopsy has hit the most aggressive part that's in the prostate, you can't be sure" how accurate your risk estimate is, explained Dr. Eric Klein, chief of urology at Cleveland Clinic, who led early development of the Oncotype prostate cancer test.

Even for sperm, there is a season

Dr. Sabanegh comments.

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Nephrology Appointments: 800.223.2273 ext. 4-6771

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