Message from the Division Chief, Don Hricik, MD


The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension currently includes 16 faculty members with clinical, research, and teaching responsibilities at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and/or the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. Clinical responsibilities are focused on the care of patients with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, or end-stage kidney disease (requiring treatment with either dialysis or kidney transplantation).

Inpatient services include a general nephrology consult service, a kidney transplantation service, and a renal ward devoted primarily to the care of hospitalized dialysis patients.

The division’s fellowship training program includes six clinical fellows who rotate at UH Cleveland Medical Center, the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and MetroHealth Medical Center. Extended research fellowships are available to three fellows per year through an NIH training grant. The division is accredited by the American Society of Transplantation to train one fellow per year in transplant nephrology.