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About Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute

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.

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

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

Institute Patient Experience Officers

Evamaria Anvari, MD | Cleveland Clinic
Evamaria Anvari, MD

Department of Nephrology and Hypertension

Audrey Rhee, MD

Department of Urology

Leadership in the Women’s Professional Staff Association

Hadley Wood, MD | Cleveland Clinic
Hadley Wood, MD

President, Women's Professional Staff Association

Courtenay Moore, MD | Cleveland Clinic
Courtenay Moore, MD

Chair, Education Committee, Women's Professional Staff Association

Nephrology Center Directors

Sevag Demirjian, MD
Sevag Demirjian, MD

Center for Critical Care Nephrology

Georges Nakhoul, 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

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



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.


Cleveland Clinic Holds 14th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair

Thousands of men are expected to attend Cleveland Clinic’s Minority Men’s Health Fair.

Minority Men's Health Fair is making a difference

Ron Kisner has chronic kidney disease, which doctors discovered during his first encounter with Dr. Charles Modlin seven years ago. He credits the Minority Men's Health Fair for saving his life.

Cleveland Clinic offers free health screenings for men

Dr. Modlin is the Director of the Minority Men's Health Center at the Cleveland Clinic and he is passionate about a potentially life-saving health fair that offers FREE screenings for men.

Dr. Kansal’s NBC Nightly News story

New research finds link between heartburn medication and increased risk of chronic kidney disease. Sheru Kansal, MD and a Cleveland Clinic patient comment.

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.

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Urology Appointments: 800.223.2273 ext. 4-5600
Nephrology Appointments: 800.223.2273 ext. 4-6771

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