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Welcome to the Division of Nephrology

Welcome to the Division of Nephrology, the branch of internal medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney disease. The Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine offers fellows and faculty unparalleled prospects for research and clinical training in an atmosphere with ample opportunity to participate in University and community service, in an exciting academic environment committed to excellence, innovation and diversity.

Emerging science, new technology, and improvements in diagnostics and patient care have enabled nephrologists to more effectively help patients with kidney disorders. Stanford Health Care is proud to be consistently recognized on the US News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll and as one of the best centers for treatment of kidney disease.

Please explore the links here or contact us to learn more about our diverse efforts in education, research, and patient care. 

-- Glenn Chertow, MD, MPH

Division Chief and Professor of Medicine

Our Fellowship

Featured News

Taking PRIDE in Their Work

Mounting evidence indicates that sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations have less access to health care and higher burdens of certain diseases, such as depression, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. But the extent and causes of health disparities are not fully understood, and research on how to close these gaps is lacking.

Q&A with Timothy Meyer, Master Teaching Award Recipient 2019

“The desire to teach is a strange instinct, almost like an appetite for drink or playing tennis.”

The Down-to-Earth Goals of Two Nephrology Fellows

Two current nephrology fellows share a common background through their residencies at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida.

Lowering costs for excellent kidney care

The secret to spending less and improving care, at least for patients with kidney disease, seems almost too easy: Plan ahead.

"It requires that busy clinicians press the pause button on the day-to-day demands of patient care, step back and ask, 'How are we going to make this better?'" said Stanford nephrologist Brian Brady, MD.

Tackling a Fundamental Disease: Multiple Disciplines Take on Hypertension

A multidisciplinary clinic at Stanford is redefining what it means to live with hypertension.

When It Comes to the Kidneys, This Center Leaves No Stone Unturned

Half a million Americans go to the emergency room annually for kidney stone issues, and one in every 10 people in the United States will develop a kidney stone during his or her lifetime.


Division Highlights

Nephrology Fellowship

The Nephrology fellowship program incorporates diverse opportunities for extensive clinical and research training.