Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension’s core missions are to provide comprehensive medical care for patients with kidney disease or hypertension, to perform cutting-edge research into the causes and treatment of kidney disease, and to educate physicians in the care of patients with kidney disease.

Division Highlights

New Faculty

Dr. Ladan Zand
Associate Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Glomerulonephritis and Monoclonal related kidney diseases
DOM Faculty Announcement

New Program

Genetic Kidney Disease Clinic
Comprehensive service for the diagnosis and management of genetic kidney diseases in adults and children. Care includes: diagnostic evaluation, genetic counseling, and genetic testing, with emphasis on patient and family education.

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Drs. Sarah ElferingDaniel Keys, Scott Ruele and Katti Woerner were honored as 2020 Top Doctors: Rising Stars by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine. They have been recognized for significant achievements in the first decade of their profession.

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Weekly Conferences

All conferences are currently held via Zoom.

  • Tuesdays
  • Wednesdays
  • Thursdays
  • Fridays
  • Tuesdays

    Clinical Conference
    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Room 303, 717 Delaware Building
    Weekly conferences for Nephrology faculty, staff, and fellows. Faculty and fellows present interesting and complicated cases for discussion; second-year fellows each do one M&M presentation.

    Journal Club
    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Room 303, 717 Delaware Building
    Once a month, instead of case conference, faculty and fellow-lead journal clubs provide opportunities to review and discuss interesting articles. Discussion includes study design and statistical evaluation.

  • Wednesdays

    Nephrology Didactics
    7:30 - 8:30 AM
    Room 303, 717 Delaware Building
    Weekly conferences for fellows to review relevant topics in depth with division faculty and other experts.

    Transplant Conference
    4:00 - 5:00 PM
    PWB 11-157
    Weekly multidisciplinary conference at which speakers - both internal and external - discuss new and ongoing research, updated protocols and new developments in the field of transplantation.

  • Thursdays

    Nephrology Grand Rounds
    7:00 - 8:00 AM
    Room 105, 717 Delaware Building 

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    Weekly CME-accredited presentations by division and invited faculty; each fellow presents two grand rounds per year.

  • Fridays

    Kidney Path Conference
    12:00 - 1:00 PM
    Mayo C-456
    Monthly conference with nephrologists and pathologists, who present kidney biopsy images for review and discussion.