Renal Diseases and Hypertension (Nephrology)

The Division of Renal Diseases 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.


Renal Curriculum & Clinics

Renal Grand Rounds

January 9, 2020, 8:00-9:00 AM
"SGLT2 Inhibitors - Transforming the Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease"
Katherine Wang, MD
Room 105, 717 Delaware

  • Tuesday's
  • Wednesday's
  • Thursday's
  • Friday's
  • Tuesday's

    Clinical Case Conference
    Weekly conferences for Renal 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
    About 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.

  • Wednesday's

    Renal Didactics
    Weekly conferences for fellows to review relevant topics in depth with division faculty and other experts

  • Thursday's

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

  • Friday's

    Renal Pathology Conference
    Semi-monthly conferences with renal pathologists, who present biopsy images for review and discussion

In the News

Rising Stars 2019

Nearly 100 University of Minnesota Health doctors were honored  “Rising Stars” by Mpls St. Paul Magazine including 3 faculty from the division of Nephrology


Division research interests include clinical epidemiology of pre-ESRD, prevention of chronic transplant rejection, the epidemiology of post-transplant complications, biomarkers of renal disease, long term studies of kidney donors and CKD after non-renal transplant

Faculty research interests: 

Paul Drawz, MD, MS

  • Association between Chronic Kidney Disease, Ambulatory Blood Pressure, and Cardiovascular and Renal Outcomes
  • Epidemiology of Ambulatory Blood Pressure
  • Improving Quality of Care for Patients with Hypertension