Nephrology

MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY NEPHROLOGY

The Memorial University Nephrology Program is comprised of eight full-time university faculty. They provide a wide range of general nephrology services, including adult and pediatric in-patient consultations, adult in-patient and out-patient hemodialysis, telehealth, home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplant, CKD, and general nephrology clinics. Additional duties include general internal medicine in-patient and on-call coverage at the Health Sciences Centre.

Staff Nephrologists are heavily involved in research in areas such as cardiovascular disease in dialysis patients, anemia in chronic kidney disease, mineral bone disease in chronic kidney disease and genetic renal diseases. Faculty are also very active in medical education, from pre-clerkship teaching through to the fellow level, as well as reserach in medical education. 

Memorial University also offers a fully accredited, two-year sub-speciality training program in Nephrology. The program accepts up to one trainee per year. Trainees are educated and gain experience in all aspects of Nephrology including consultation services, in-patient and out-patient hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, renal transplantation, critical care renal replacement therapy, and pediatric nephrology. Each trainee has a longitudinal general nephrology clinic that allows them to gain invaluable clinical experience, while building long-term relationships with their patients. There are innumerable opportunities for research and continuous quality improvement projects.