Nephrology

The BK virus causes symptoms similar to the common cold. Most people are infected at a young age and fight it off—but the virus will continue to linger in the body. For kidney transplant patients on immunosuppressants, BK reinfection becomes a real risk. Now, Sandesh Parajuli, MD, associate professor (CHS)...
This week, Suzanne Norby, MD, joined the Department of Medicine as the new division head of Nephrology and the Flesch Family Faculty Fellow in Kidney Transplant Research. Dr. Norby comes to us from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where she was an associate professor and the vice chair of the...
A new study shows that Wisconsin’s only multidisciplinary clinic for lupus patients with suspected kidney disease cut the time to diagnosis by 40% and improved other measures of health care quality for those patients. UW Health opened Wisconsin’s first multidisciplinary lupus clinic in early 2018. Along with her nephrology colleagues...
For decades, faculty and trainees thought that effective mentoring happened organically. But now, science and research have come to the field and are identifying the components that make mentoring effective. That is what Department of Medicine faculty learned in a new program that teaches the science of effective mentoring. The...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
For Sarah Panzer, MD, assistant professor, Nephrology, the generosity of transplant recipients was the key stepping stone in receiving two national grants for her research that seeks a novel therapeutic for chronic kidney transplant rejection. Dr. Panzer was wrapping up a study when she was selected to receive the Hope...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past 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 dreams...
Local educator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Pleasant Rowland has donated $10 million toward the construction of a new transplant clinic at University Hospital. Rowland lived with kidney failure for almost 20 years before receiving a kidney transplant with our team. Arjang Djamali, MD, professor and chief, Nephrology, and Dixon Kaufman, MD...
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...