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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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Jing  Jin

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.

Lorenzo  Gallon

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.

Eudora  Eng

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Obstetric nephrology, primary and secondary glomerular diseases

Jennifer A Tuazon

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Interested in clinical research on polycystic kidney disease.

Vikram  Aggarwal

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Clinical and research interests include home hemodialysis / home peritoneal dialysis /Nocturnal dialysis, Onco-nephrology and kidney transplant.

Robert M Rosa

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Hypertension; Racial differences in electrolyte metabolism and water balance; chronic renal failure.

Yashpal S Kanwar

Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology), Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Pathology (Renal Pathology)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

John J Friedewald

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

Living Kidney Donation, Kidney allocation, Highly Sensitized and incompatible patients, Kidney Paired Donation, Transplant Genomics and Biomarker Development, acute renal failure, humoral allograft rejection

Beatriz  Sosa-Pineda

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

I am a developmental biologist studying the molecular regulation of pancreas and liver organogenesis. I received a bachelor and Master's degree in Biological Sciences from the National University of Mexico, and a PhD degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Uruguay. I did my postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen (Germany) in the laboratory of Peter Gruss, a well-known field leader. Subsequently, I moved to the USA and started my new independent lab at St. Jude Children's Hospital (Memphis) where I worked until 2015. Currently, I am Associate Professor of t...

Jeffrey N Savas

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Behavioral Neurology), Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Pharmacology

My research interests are centered on elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms which drive synaptopathies and proteinopathies in the mammalian nervous system. As a first step, we use reductionist biochemical approaches with discovery-based proteomic analysis to generate unbiased hypothesizes. Next, we test and characterize candidate proteins and pathways for potential functional relevance with molecular approaches. Ultimately, the goal of my research is to identify keystone proteins and proteomes as potential therapeutic targets to hopefully ameliorate neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases.

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We welcome your questions and comments. Contact us.

Seletta E. Nichols

Division Administrator

Nephrology and Hypertension

s-goodall-nichols( 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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Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs 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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