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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Hebrew, Spanish, Yiddish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney with Pancreas Transplantation
  • Nephrology
  • Organ Transplantation
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Anemia
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Interstitial Nephritis
  • Iron Metabolism
  • Kidney Cysts, Simple
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lupus
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Biography

About Saul Nurko, MD

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, renal transplantation, and cystic disease.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1997

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 Education - Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico
Mexico, Mexico
1987

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

Certifications

  • 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
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/22/2021, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

110 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 4.8
Listens 3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr Nurko is excellent and truly cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr Nurko is great.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

GREAT doctor

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Nurko is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Saul Nurko is a physician extraordinaire---a true asset to the Cleveland Clinic. Please let him know that he labors for one not so foolish to be ungrateful..

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

I really appreciate Dr. Nurko and his team...they make sure I can get in when necessary and Dr. Nurko explains everything to me so I understand what is happening.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

I absolutely love this doctor!!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Nurko was very receptive to my concerns, I did not feel rushed during the appointment and felt he understood my problem. I was VERY comfortable with his ability to convey information and left feeling I placed myself in excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Nurko is true professional - knowledgeable, direct and thorough - couldn't ask for anything more

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. NERCO was extraordinarily knowledgeable and professional, yet caring and considerate at the same time. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Nurko is amazing!!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Dr Nurko is empathetic and intelligent . He took his time and we discussed my overall health and health concerns

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Nurko is very knowledgeable and takes time to answer all your questions.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

We like Dr. Nurko and would definitely recommend him to others

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

This was our first appointment with Dr Nurko very very Good Thank YOU

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Nurko is interested in getting to know me as a new patient to provide the care I need. He listened and responded to all of my questions and set my expectations.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr Nurko is my favorite doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr nurko is very kind and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr. Nurko was very nice, patient, and included me in every step.

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