The Nephrology Section of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a world leader in cutting-edge research on inherited kidney diseases. Part of the Department of Internal Medicine, The Nephrology Section has a faculty with internationally renowned expertise and provides highly specialized care for patients with high blood pressure, chronic kidney failure, and end-stage renal disease. In addition to caring for the hundreds of patients who have transplant procedures each year, the Nephrology Section offers patients options in types of outpatient dialysis at free-standing centers conveniently located throughout the region.
The Nephrology Section staff, faculty and physicians pride themselves on a sincere focus on patient care. During office hours, Monday through Friday, patients and referring physicians speak directly with staff when they call. Messages for physicians are relayed by the nursing staff immediately, and patients and physicians receive return phone calls within the same day.
The section is a world leader in research on peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, hypertension, and on the genetics of kidney disease, and have a patient-centered approach to research topics and projects. Clinical problems and issues are prime foci for research, and this dedication to applied research has made the Section of Nephrology a leader in NIH sponsored clinical trials on dialysis, kidney failure, and has allowed the physicians to make significant contributions to advancements in the treatment of kidney disease.