Saul Nurko, MD

216.444.6771

Saul Nurko, MD

Appointed: 1997

Saul Nurko, MD
Department: Nephrology and Hypertension
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q7
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6771
DeskDesk:216.445.8628
WorkFax:216.444.9378
Saul Nurko, MD
Department: Transplantation Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code Q7
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.6771
WorkFax:216.444.9378
Saul Nurko, MD
Department: Nephrology and Hypertension
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Mail Code Q7
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
WorkAppointment:216.444.6771
DeskDesk:216.445.8628
WorkFax:216.444.9378
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Saul Nurko, MD, is a staff physician in the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and the Transplantation Center, located on the main campus at Cleveland Clinic. He was appointed in 1997.

Dr. Nurko's interests include chronic renal disease, hemodialysis, acute renal failure, anemia of chronic kidney disease, iron metabolism in health and disease, glomerulonephritis and renal transplantation.

Professional Highlights

  • Mentor Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08)
    1 K08 DK065670-01A1, NIH/NIDDK
    Gene Expression and Anemia of Chronic Renal Failure
    08/16/04 - 07/15/09
  • Minority Postdoctoral Supplement
    RO1 HL67725, NIH/NHLBI
    Role of ceruloplasmin in iron metabolism and overload
    02/01/03 - 07/31/04.
  • National Kidney Foundation Fellowship Award
    Project:  Role of the Cytoskeleton in Glycine Cytoprotection of Kidney Tubules,
    7/01/93 – 6/30/94

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Nephrology
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1994
Residency - Sinai Hospital
Internal Medicine
Detroit, MI USA
1991
Internship - Sinai Hospital
Internal Medicine
Detroit, MI USA
1988
Medical School - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Mexico Mexico
1987

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine- Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Acute Renal Failure, anemia of chronic kidney disease, chronic renal disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hemodialysis, iron metabolism in health and disease, renal transplantation, cystic disease

Memberships

  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International BioIron Society

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/3/2014, Dr. Nurko has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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