The Division of Nephrology evaluates and treats adult patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases and hypertension.
- 40-50 kidney transplants a year
- 180 dialysis patients currently served
- Approximately 40 people receiving inpatient care
We strive to be leaders in providing quality medical care to the central Pennsylvania community, advancing care through innovative research, and training tomorrow's doctors and scientists.
We offer care for dialysis, kidney transplantation, hypertension, inpatient consultation, outpatient consultation, and chronic disease management activities.
Dialysis is offered at an outpatient dialysis unit on the Hershey campus and at several free-standing dialysis units in the region. All types of chronic dialysis are available.
We are deeply involved in the care and the preparation, evaluation, and follow-up of patients seeking kidney transplants. Our kidney transplant service performs combined kidney/pancreas transplants and kidney/liver transplants as well.
Our outpatient clinics see a broad spectrum of kidney diseases, including diabetic kidney disease, kidney stones, renal tubular acidosis, glomerular diseases, hematuria/proteinuria, chronic kidney disease, and complicated hypertension.
Research and education
Our faculty members are internationally recognized for their laboratory and clinical research into the causes and treatments of kidney disease. Our education programs include undergraduate summer research programs, pre-clinical and clinical medical student courses, graduate medical training for residents, and subspecialty training for nephrology fellows.