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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

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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.

Eudora  Eng

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Obstetric nephrology, primary and secondary glomerular diseases

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.

Aline  Martin

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Dr. Aline Martin, PhD, MSc, is a graduate of the University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France, and completed her postdoctoral training at the Jared Grantham Kidney Institute, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, USA. Dr. Martin conducts basic and translational science research in the area of bone and mineral metabolism disorders and actively mentors undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral trainees. Dr. Martin's research involves multiple national and international collaborations. Dr. Martin is Principal Investigator and co-Investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects and US pate...

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.

Tamara  Isakova

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.

Yashpal S Kanwar

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

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

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...

Eric G Neilson

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Cell and Developmental 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...

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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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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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