Nephrology

Caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges. While patients continue to require care—both COVID- and non-COVID-related—the need to support social distancing and ensure patient safety is critical. In recent months, University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty have worked closely with UW Health and partners to develop...
Recently, the medical advancement group at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association sent a mailing to patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. It offered patients the opportunity to honor their physician through a philanthropic gift or a thank-you message. Gifts received will be used to...
Recently, UW Health offered an opportunity for people to submit notes of gratitude to their physician in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2020. One hundred thirty-five Department of Medicine physicians across all divisions received messages. We’re proud to share excerpts of some of them here. Allergy, Pulmonary...
Brad Astor, PhD, MPH, professor, Nephrology, pictured above, was part of a 16-member, National Kidney Foundation-sponsored working group that developed updated clinical guidelines for vascular access in dialysis patients. The Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access: 2019 Update was published in the American Journal...
Each year, UW Health honors the physicians, advanced practice providers (APPs) and clinic teams who have achieved the highest level of exemplary communication skills as recognized by their ambulatory patients through survey feedback/data. Department of Medicine faculty members, affiliated APPs, and clinic teams led by Department of Medicine faculty who...
Photo (above): Department of Medicine faculty and staff received awards during a ceremony on October 2, 2019. Front row, left to right: Dr. Steven Ewer, Dr. Subarna Dhital, Dr. Weixiong Zhong, Dr. Sara Johnson, Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Dudley Lamming, Dr. Betsy Trowbridge. Back row, left to right: Dr. Elizabeth...
This summer, 19 University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine faculty members from seven divisions mentored 25 UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) students in the Shapiro Summer Research Program. In the program, students collaborate with faculty mentors for an eight- to 10-week, hypothesis-driven project. Topics span a range...
August 2019 marked the one-year anniversary of the UW Health Lupus Nephritis Clinic, the only clinic in Wisconsin serving patients who have renal complications from lupus—and one of only five of its kind in the nation. After a year of experience leading this innovative clinic, co-founders Tripti Singh, MD, assistant...
For the first time in the history of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" rankings, University of Wisconsin Hospitals are listed on the Honor Roll as one of the 20 most highly ranked hospitals in the nation. That designation, which includes both University Hospital and UW Health at The...
Recently, leadership from UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health, in partnership from the medical advancement group at the UW Foundation, agreed to send a mailing to our patients in celebration of National Doctors' Day on March 30, 2019. National Doctors' Day is held every year on...