The Renal Division of the Department of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine offers state-of -the art clinical expertise based on extensive and nationally recognized research.
Each member of our clinical staff of 19 physicians is board certified in Internal Medicine with special certification in Nephrology. Our physicians treat all conditions related to kidney disorders including: acute renal failure
chronic renal failure
renal disease associated with diabetes mellitus
FOR APPOINTMENTS, CALL:
(314) 362-7601 or (800) 858-3541 (toll free) for renal disorders (renal failure, fluid and electrolye disorders, kidney stone disorders), OR
(314) 362- 5365 or (800) 633-9906 (toll free) for transplant-related appointments
The Kidney Stone Clinic is well known for its diagnostic and treatment procedures. We offer specialized procedures such as renal ultrasound, measurement of renal function, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, kidney biopsy and intravenous catheter placement.
Our group has one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant teams in the country. The Renal Division has a long and distinguished history in investigation and treatment of diseases of the kidney and urinary tract. The first kidney transplant was performed at Barnes Hospital in 1963. Since that time the Renal Division has played a critical role, in conjunction with the Department of Surgery, in an ongoing renal transplantation program.
The Chromalloy American Kidney Center has the longest history of dialysis operation in St. Louis. Many of the current procedures used in dialysis today were originally developed at the Center. The National Institutes of Health has recognized the division's strong commitment to clinical research and has chosen it as one of a handful of Renal Centers in the nation that will determine how best to treat individuals with renal disease in the new millennium.
The Division is currently actively engaged in major clinical studies testing new and innovative therapies. Should you need the treatment of a specialist in renal disease, you are welcome to make an appointment with one of our team of physicians.