Nephrology

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was one of the first academic medical centers in the nation to offer outpatient fistula, graft, or catheter procedures to maintain dialysis vascular access. It continues to be one of only a few academic medical centers offering interventional nephrology services. 

Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC 27157

Phone: 336-716-8817

Fax: 336-716-4318



The Nephrology Section provides specialized care for patients with high blood pressure, chronic kidney failure and end-stage renal disease. In addition, comprehensive services are offered through the extensive network of outpatient dialysis facilities and the Abdominal Organ Transplant Program, the 18th most active kidney and pancreas transplant program in the country.

National Recognition 

The American Society of Transplantation: 2012 Senior Achievement Award in Clinical Transplantation: Patricia L. Adams, MD, Emeritus

The National Kidney Foundation: 2013 Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture Award: Barry I. Freedman, MD, FACP

The National Kidney Foundation: 2013 Garabed Eknoyan Award: Michael V. Rocco, MD, MSCE

Translational Research Advances 

Researchers made genetic breakthroughs providing insight into new causes of hereditary kidney disease.

The Nephrology team continues studies relating to the frequency of daily and nightly forms of dialysis and the role of the APOL1 gene variant in kidney transplant success.

    Last Updated: 07-14-2014
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