General Nephrology

Areas of special interest include:

1) Abnormalities of fluid and electrolytes

  • Alterations in sodium and potassium
  • Disorders of acid/base

2) Acute glomerulonephritis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis

  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schonlein-Nephritis
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis
  • Systemic vasculitides including systemic lupus erythematosus

3) Nephrotic Syndrome

  • Membranous glomerulopathy
  • Steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome
  • Steroid responsive nephrotic syndrome
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome

4) Renal Failure

  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure

5) Congenital and inherited diseases

  • Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Nephronophthisis and medullary cystic kidney disease
  • Renal cystic diseases
  • Renal dysplasia
  • Syndromes and malformations of the urinary tract

6) Inherited glomerular diseases

  • Alport's disease
  • Thin basement membrane diseases

7) Hypertension

  • Essential hypertension
  • Renovascular
  • Syndromic

8) Tubular disorders

  • Aminoaciduria
  • Cystinosis
  • Cystinuria
  • Disorders of phosphorus, calcium and vitamin D metabolism
  • Fanconi's syndrome
  • Glycogen storage diseases
  • Glycosuria
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Renal tubular acidosis

9) Other Conditions Treated

  • Tubular interstitial nephritis
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vesicoureteral reflux
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Enuresis
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Sickle Cell Nephropathy
  • Transplantation Treatments, Procedures and Services
  • Medication Management
  • Dialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy, including citrate anticoagulation for critically ill patients
  • Comprehensive dialysis services and chronic dialysis outpatient care
  • Chronic peritoneal dialysis care, including continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) or continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Percutaneous needle biopsy of native kidneys and kidney transplants using real-time ultrasound guidance
  • Percutaneous cannula placement using ultrasound guidance
  • Access to dialysis and transplant services for patients with end-stage renal disease
  • Access to all end-stage renal disease therapies, including kidney transplantation, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Percutaneous kidney biopsies, if needed