Penn Kidney Medicine provides outstanding patient care, exceptional medical training and advanced research for the diagnosis and treatment of kidney (renal) diseases.

Dr. Ali Naji in the operating room

Pioneers in Kidney Medicine

Penn has pioneered many treatments and programs in kidney medicine including the only glomerular disease clinic in the region.

Read about Glomerular Disease

At Penn Kidney Medicine, our patients benefit from individualized treatment plans, multiple treatment options and compassionate care. Our specialists work with experts across multiple medical disciplines in order to improve patient health and well-being. 

Penn's Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division is one of the most experienced and technologically advanced programs of its kind in the nation. We are leaders in the field of nephrology, a branch of medicine dedicated to caring for patients with all types of kidney disorders, high blood pressure (hypertension), and abnormalities leading to imbalances in body fluids and electrolytes. The terms nephrology, renal and kidney disease, are all used interchangeably to describe disorders of the kidney and associated conditions. At Penn Kidney Medicine, we treat the full spectrum of kidney diseases.

Faculty members that comprise the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division are internationally prominent leaders who provide innovative clinical care, perform ground-breaking research, and train the next generation of nephrology clinicians and researchers.

Kidney Programs and Services

Amyloidosis and Paraproteinemia Clinic

Penn Medicine's Amyloidosis and Paraproteinemia Clinic diagnoses and treats amyloidosis and paraprotein disorders using a multidisciplinary approach.

Cardiorenal Syndrome (Heart Failure) and Ultrafiltration Program

Penn Medicine's Cardiorenal and Ultrafiltration Program provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for cardiorenal syndrome (CRS).

Comprehensive Hypertension Center (ASH-certified)

Penn Medicine's Comprehensive Hypertension Center (ASH-certified) provides diagnosis and treatment for hypertension and related disorders.

Dialysis

Penn Medicine provides a robust dialysis program that is flexible and led by multidisciplinary physicians and clinicians.

Glomerular Diseases Clinic

Penn Medicine's Glomerular Diseases Clinic provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all types of glomerular diseases.

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

The Penn Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program performs kidney and pancreas transplants for patients with kidney failure and associated disorders.

Kidney Stone Clinic

Penn’s Kidney Stone Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment for all types of stone disease, including kidney stones and calcium and mineral disorders.

Lupus Nephritis Clinic

Penn’s Lupus Nephritis Clinic provides diagnosis and treatment for lupus nephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also known as lupus.

Neuroendocrine Tumor

Penn Medicine's Neuroendocrine Tumor Program provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs).

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Clinic

Penn’s Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Clinic provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

Team

Meet Penn's kidney team.

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