The nephrology program at Rush is internationally known for providing top-quality patient care and for leading-edge clinical research on preventing the progression of kidney disease. Consistently ranked among the country's best by U.S. News & World Report, the program provides comprehensive consulting, diagnostic and treatment services for patients with all types of kidney disease and diabetes. Rush kidney specialists have gained worldwide attention for research on a special medication regimen for people with diabetes and hypertension. This research has been listed among major advances of the 20th century by the National Kidney Foundation. In fact, research done at Rush on slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease has led to changes in American Diabetes Association recommendations regarding standards of clinical practice in this area.
Comprehensive services include:
- Inpatient and outpatient consultation
- Renal biopsy
- Acute and chronic hemodialysis
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Continuous veno-venous hemofiltration
The Section of Nephrology is headed by Edmund J. Lewis, MD. Many kidney disease specialists at Rush have been listed among the country's top doctors by Castle Connolly Ltd., a well-respected source of information about U.S. health care providers. For profiles of physicians specializing in nephrology and related areas at Rush, please visit our Find a Doctor section.