Nephrology

UW Health recently recognized physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs) who have demonstrated exceptional performance in clinical practice, education or regional services and displayed a commitment to the UW Health mission, vision and values. A number of physicians and APPs from the Department of Medicine were nominated, with two award...
On October 1, 2020, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW Health removed race from a formula routinely used to assess kidney function. With conversations about racism and equity circulating the country, Marin Darsie, MD, assistant professor, Emergency Medicine and Neurosurgery, was thinking about inequities...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us in the 2019-2020 academic year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and...
Amaka Achufusi, MD Clinical Assistant Professor Division of Nephrology What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary professional focus is diagnosis and management of glomerulonephritides and onconephrology. I am very interested in medical education. What drew you...
UW Health's hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world. For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals" ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and...
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...