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Our faculty physicians are nationally and internationally renowned experts in treating kidney diseases and in the clinical translational and basic science leading to therapeutic breakthroughs.

Our scientists and clinician-investigators perform a broad range of research from basic molecular and cellular biology to translational and clinical research. We are one of very few nephrology divisions with a large integrated clinical and basic research program.

Department Highlights

Our Kidney Institute includes 42 research faculty, 23,000 square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space, and more than $7 million per year in NIH research funding.

Kidney Institute

Internationally recognized for clinical care and research in polycystic kidney disease (PKD), particularly through the work of Dr. Jared Grantham, American Society of Nephrology Homer Smith awardee and co-founder of the PKD Research Foundation.

PKD Research and Translational Core Center

Our doctors have performed over 2,000 kidney transplants since 1969 and has one of the lowest waiting list times in the nation.

Kidney Transplant Program


Outstanding Patient Care

With 16 KU faculty physicians, our nephrology program is ranked among the top 50 nationally by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals.

Nephrology Clinical Services
Internal Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Nephrology & Hypertension Division
Mailstop 1022
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
General Questions: 913-588-6048
Fellowship: 913-588-0486