Alport Syndrome is the second most common cause of inherited kidney disease and can cause significant damage and kidney failure by the age of 40. It affects both males and females of all ages although it does tend to affect men more severally than women. The Alport Syndrome kidney clinic at the University of Utah Health, which has been providing care for 160 families with Alport syndrome over the last 30 years, is committed to providing excellent, comprehensive clinical care to patients with Alport syndrome.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
The division provides education, patient care and research in all aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of renal disease and hypertension.
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension employs 19 full-time faculty. Consultation services are maintained at the University of Utah Health and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, which provide exposure to:
- General nephrology
- Renal transplantation, including combined pancreas and renal transplants
- Dialysis (all modes):
- Dialysis units are located at University of Utah Health, Veterans Administration Medical Center, and several satellite locations throughout the Mountain West.
The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension is delighted to announce three new awards for three members of our faculty: Drs. Brandi Wynne, PhD, Assistant Professor; Marcus Pezzolesi, PhD, Associate Professor; & Fei Wang, Postdoctoral Fellow. For more information about each of their awards click here... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Tianxin Yang, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, for his new grant from the VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System for his project, "Defining Renal S1P/sPRR/AT1R pathway in salt-sensitive hypertension." ... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Dr. Donald Kohan to Receive the 2020 Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease Distinguished Achievement Award
Donald Kohan, MD, PhD, a professor in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, will be receiving the 2020 Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease (KCVD) Distinguished Achievement Award by the American Heart Association.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Dr. Nirupama Ramkumar and Dr. Brandi Wynne Invited to Join the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology
The Department of Internal Medicine congratulates Dr. Nirupama Ramkumar, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the U of U health and Dr. Brandi Wynne, PhD, FAHA, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at the U of U health, on being invited to join the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology.... Read MoreInternal Medicine
Dr. Aylin Rodan, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, has accepted the position of Associate Director of the University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program, effective July 1, 2020. ... Read MoreInternal Medicine