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

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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.

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.

Eric G Neilson, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Cell and Molecular Biology

Eric G. Neilson, MD, is the Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Lewis Landsberg Dean at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A medical graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, he trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After 23 years at the University of Pennsylvania as the C. Mahlon Kline Professor of Medicine, chief of the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, and director of the Penn Center for Molecular Studies of Kidney Diseases, he moved to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to serv...

Jennifer A Tuazon, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Interested in clinical research on polycystic kidney disease.

Robert M Rosa, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

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

Yashpal S Kanwar, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

John J Friedewald, MD

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

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.

Vikram  Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

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

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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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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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