Treatment & Services
- Kidney Transplantation
- Kidney with Pancreas Transplantation
- Organ Transplantation
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Electrolyte Abnormalities
- Glomerular Diseases
- Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Interstitial Nephritis
- Iron Metabolism
- Kidney Cysts, Simple
- Kidney Stones
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - Sinai Hospital
Detroit, MI USA
Internship - Sinai Hospital
Detroit, MI USA
Medical School - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
- 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
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Nephrology
Acute Renal Failure, anemia of chronic kidney disease, chronic renal disease, Glomerulonephritis, Hemodialysis, iron metabolism in health and disease, renal transplantation, cystic disease
- International Society of Nephrology
- American Society of Nephrology
- International BioIron Society
Research & Publications
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As of 11/29/2016, 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 Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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128 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017
Saul Nurko is one of the best providers that I have. glad to have. him as my physician.
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017
This doctor is very good. He listens, makes sure you understand your condition, and lets you know your options. He also lets you know which option may be preferable for you.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
Dr. Nurko was very attentive, personable and kind. He gave me a different perspective of my kidney disease and was very honest which I appreciated. Never felt rushed. Would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017
Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016
Dr. Nurko was very thorough and made sure that I underst his directions.
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016
A thorough exam, review, discussion of meds and a Q & A exchange was conducted. I was satisfied with my appointment.
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016
Everyone has been great. REALLY WONDERFUL!
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016
Doctor wants to examine me with a follow-up in three months. Very good doctor & is concerned that I am improving.
Reviewed on May 9, 2016
Dr. Nurko is the BEST
Reviewed on May 5, 2016
I can't say enough positive comments about Dr Nurco. I have been very ill for 10 years and 3 months. He is one of the only physicians that took the time to review my history, read about my underlying illness to understand it, understand my current circumstances and agree to take my case. I can honestly state I finally have found a physician I can trust.
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
very very goog
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