Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine

Nephrology and Hypertension

About Us

With 37 faculty members dedicated to clinical practice, research and teaching, the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension specializes in disorders and diseases of the kidneys, as well as hypertension disorders.

"We work side-by-side to provide world-class training programs and research in kidney disease, as well as provide the best medical care for patients living with kidney disease through our affiliated hospitals and care sites.”

–Susan Quaggin, MD

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

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Eudora  Eng, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Obstetric nephrology, primary and secondary glomerular diseases

Daniel  Batlle, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Acid-base and electrolytes, Hypertension; diabetic nephropathy, Nephrology

Vikram  Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of glomerular disease , chronic kidney diseases, management of patients on home hemodialysis / home peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplant. Research interests include home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

Yashpal S Kanwar, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

Beatriz  Sosa-Pineda, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

My laboratory uses genetically modified mouse models, in combination with conventional and cutting-edge technologies, to study how the complex architecture of the mammalian pancreas and liver is established during development, and how is disrupted and repaired after injury. We also use mouse models to sudy mechanisms that promote tumor formation and metastasis in the pancreas, processes that help re-establishing zonation in the injured liver, and mechanisms that regulate the plasticity of mature pancreatic acinar cells.

Tamara  Isakova, MD, MMSc

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Dr. Isakova is a clinical nephrologist with experience in patient-oriented and epidemiological research of disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease. Dr. Isakova provides clinical care for patients with chronic kidney disease and bone and mineral metabolism disorders and for patients with kidney stones.

Xunrong  Luo, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension), Microbiology-Immunology and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Tolerance mechanisms for transplantation: We use rodent as well as non-human primate models. These models include allogeneic islet, heart and kidney, and xenogeneic islet transplantation. Transplant tolerance is induced by infusion of donor cells treated with the chemical cross-linker ethylcarbodiimide (ECDI). Using a stringent full MHC-mismatched strain combination, we have shown in an allogeneic islet cell transplant model that two infusions of ECDI-treated donor cells prior to and after transplantation led to indefinite graft survival in over 90% of the transplant recipients in the absen...

Lorenzo  Gallon, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

I am currently the Medical Director of the Translational Medicine Program, the Director of International Relations and the Director of the Renal Transplant Fellowship. My primary research interests are: Role of immunosuppressive medications in modulating the immune system, Genomic of chronic renal allograft rejection, Chronic kidney disease after liver transplant, Prednisone-free and Calcineurin inhibitors free immunosuppressive protocols, new immunosuppressive strategies, FSGS, Aging and impact of physical exercise after kidney transplantation, tolerance induction.

Jing  Jin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

The lab is generally interested in the pathological mechanisms of kidney and vascular diseases. We take a proteomic approach to study molecules that serve structural or functional roles in kidney filtration. Particularly, we are trying to understand how the kidney podocytes maintain and regulate their slit diaphragm, as well as their interactions with the glomerular basement membrane.

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We welcome your questions and comments. Contact us.

Craig Brodie

Division Administrator

Nephrology and Hypertension

craig.brodie( at )northwestern.edu
312-908-6753

Stephanie East

Administrative Assistant to Division Chief

Nephrology and Hypertension

swhite4( at )nm.org
312-503-1534

Diversity and Inclusion

The department works toward an environment of inclusion and support through the Diversity and Cultural Affairs Council and through several dedicated events and initiatives.

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Graduate Research Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and training to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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Dave McCreeryWe invite your philanthropic partnership in helping us achieve our research and teaching missions each day.

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You can contact Dave McCreery for more information on supporting the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at 312-503-6099 or david.mccreery@northwestern.edu

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