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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Nephrology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
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About Laura Ferreira Provenzano, M.D.

Dr. Laura Ferreira Provenzano is a nephrologist at the Department of Kidney Medicine, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute; and the Medical Director of the Ohio Home Dialysis Unit at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Ferreira Provenzano completed her medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She graduated with honors at the top of her graduating class and was a finalist for the Medical School Gold Medal. During the last year of medical school she spent several months traveling to underserved areas of Argentina to provide primary care to underserved populations. She moved to the United States to continue her medical training, working in basic research at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

She completed Internal Medicine residency at Carita’s St Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston MA. She received the Resident In-Training Examination Award, awarded to the third-year resident with the highest score, as well as the Brian Trainor Memorial Award, awarded to the medical resident who consistently demonstrated the qualities of compassion, empathy, humility and integrity in patient care. She then completed Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburg, PA.

She joined Cleveland Clinic as staff nephrologist in 2013, and became the Medical Director of the Ohio Home Dialysis Unit in 2016. Most recently, she joined the combined Rheumatology-Nephrology Lupus Clinic.

She is an author of peer reviewed publications, book chapters, several abstracts and posters that have been presented at National and International Nephrology Meetings. She is also a member of the America Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation and the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. Her clinical interests include home dialysis, glomerulonephritis with a primary focus on lupus nephritis, as well as inpatient nephrology. She is an active member of the nephrology fellowship program. She frequently gives lectures and mentors medical students, residents, and nephrology fellows. She is a member of the Underrepresented Minority Professional Staff (URMPS) group and has participated in meetings with Leadership and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team to improve recruitment and retention of URMPS at the Cleveland Clinic.

She mostly enjoys spending time with her two girls, her husband and dog, in company of friends from all over the world. She also loves music, dancing, exercising and the outdoors.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Saint Elizabeth's Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA

Medical Education - University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina,

Undergraduate - University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina,


  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/22/2022, Dr. Ferreira Provenzano has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Ferreira Provenzano receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

73 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

I cannot communicate highly enough of the Awesomeness of Dr. Provenzano and her team. She provided care for my son, which prompted me to seek her consolation for a second opinion and decision to entrust and transition my care to her. She is very commited, professional and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Good listener most caring and expert in her medical practice

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Provenzano has provided great advice that has helped with several of my health issues

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

My doctor was very helpful and informative.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Provenzano is an excellent physician. She is very knowledgeable professional.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Provenzano is outstanding....Her knowledge and concern for me as a patient are truly impressive

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2022

Dr. Provenzano is a very caring physician. She is also very patient - she answered all of my questions and made certain I understood the current state of my health problem and our 'plan of action' going forward. I have every confidence in her as a physician and appreciate her personable nature.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Provenza no is very thorough and makes sure that I understand all the details.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Provenzano is the most kindest and courteous Dr. I have ever met in my entire life. I'm so thankful to God that she is my Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Dr. Fereira Provenzano is a GREAT doctor.

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