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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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.

Cybele  Ghossein, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Acute renal failure, Pre and end stage renal disease care

Jennifer A Tuazon, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Interested in clinical research on polycystic kidney disease.

Yashpal S Kanwar, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

Daniel  Batlle, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Daniel Batlle MD is the Earle, del Greco, Levin Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. He has been a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern and past Division Chief for 18 years . His clinical and research interests include acid-base disturbances, electrolyte disorders, hypertension, and diabetic nephropathy. Bench research currently involves the study of the renin angiotensin system and enzymes that degrade angiotensin 2 such as ACE2 and its potential therapeutic use.

Eudora  Eng, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Obstetric nephrology, primary and secondary glomerular diseases

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...

Robert M Rosa, MD

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

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

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

Beatriz  Sosa-Pineda, PhD

Associate 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...

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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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