Department of Nephrology
Nephrology is the medical specialty which focuses on the treatment of kidney conditions and abnormalities. A physician who practices nephrology is called a nephrologist.
Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine. Therefore, a nephrologist would complete the same training as an internist and then complete an additional fellowship in nephrology.
Nephrologists diagnose causes and levels of kidney failure and prescribe appropriate treatment such as medication, diet changes, or dialysis. If none of these treatments work, a kidney transplant would be performed by a transplant surgeon.
Nephrology is a subfield of medical science dealing with the kidneys; it involves diseases of the kidneys
and the study of normal kidney functioning. The kidneys are the two small bean-shaped organs below
the rib cage that filter waste products from the blood and produce urine, which is then excreted from the
A nephrologist is a physician who specializes in the care and treatment of kidney disease.
Nephrology requires additional training to become an expert with advanced skills.
Nephrologists may provide care to people without kidney problems and may work in general/internal medicine, transplant
medicine, immunosuppression management, intensive care medicine, clinical pharmacology,
perioperative medicine, or pediatric nephrology. In addition to managing kidney problems (trying to
correct the condition or prevent it from worsening), kidney doctors manage the symptoms often
associated with kidney diseases, such as electrolyte disturbances and high blood pressure.
Some of the most common conditions and diseases in nephrology include: Acute Kidney
Failure/Injury,Alport Syndrome,Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD),Diabetic Neuropathy,Fabry
Syndrome,Glomerulonephritis,Kidney Stones,Nephrotic Syndrome,Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) etc.