“We are taking our outstanding care to the communities where our patients live,” says Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief, Division of Nephrology, commenting on the expansion of the division’s clinical services beyond the Washington University/Barnes campus. The North County Dialysis Center, which opened in February 2018, joins Home Dialysis South in providing more convenient, state-of-the-art services […]
Chase Cofer remembers the day he experienced the first symptom. It was a day like any other, with Chase and his sister spending time with their cousins. Chase hadn’t noticed anything was wrong – but his sister did. She pointed out that his arm had been in a fixed, bent position for the entire day. […]
Jennifer Malson, mother of two, was recently surprised by KMOV’s Surprise Squad. She is part of the Forest Park Kidney Center’s home hemo program. Jennifer’s friend, Kim, nominated her for this special visit, not only to help her friend, but to raise awareness for World Kidney Day and transplants. Check out the story here…and have […]
Washington University nephrologist Tarek Alhamad was interviewed by Lisa Hart, correspondent for the morning news show Fox 2 NOW in honor of World Kidney Day, March 8, 2018. Dr. Alhamad took the opportunity to emphasize kidney health in women, since March 8 also marked the celebration of International Women’s Day. Dr. Alhamad spoke about kidney […]
The Cooking Doc is an online cooking series that features Dr. Blake Shusterman, a nephrologist. He whips up a delicious combo of his knowledge of the kidney and his passion for cooking. Healthy never tasted so good! Poached fish in olive oil and citrus, yum! Check out a chicken, squash and kale casserole.
World Kidney Day (WKD) and the International Women’s Day 2018 fall on the same day this year, March 8, giving us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of women’s health – specifically their kidney health. WKD is an annual, global campaign to stress the importance of kidney health, to reduce the impact of disease, […]
The Nephrology Update Continuing Medical Education course is back for its 3rd year. The course is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with kidney disease. This year, the event will be held at the Auditorium at City Place, 1 Cityplace Drive, St Louis, MO, March 24, 2018, 7:30 – 11:30 am. […]
The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital kidney transplant program, one of the largest and oldest in the United States, celebrated a milestone in 2017: The 5,000th patient to receive an adult kidney. The program began in 1963, with the first living kidney donor transplant performed in 1965. The team generally averages more than 230 kidney […]
The holiday Bingo games, an annual event for over 30 years, was held in the Chromalloy dialysis center during the three dialysis shifts (7:45 am, 10:45 am, and 2 pm) on December 20 and 21, 2017. Organizer Brenda Bingel, Nurse Administrator, put out a call for prizes for the event, which is always a fun […]
“Serving the population where they live” is the impetus behind the new Washington University dialysis facility about to open in North St. Louis County, according to Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and one of the initial advocates of the project. “Missouri has over 9,000 patients undergoing dialysis, and that puts our state in […]
Paul J. Scheel, Jr., MD, MBA, recently joined Washington University School of Medicine new Associate Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs and CEO of Washington University Physicians. He is a nephrologist and will be seeing patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Leslie Spry, MD, FACP and spokesperson for the National Kidney Foundation, shared important information about the association of chronic kidney disease and use of medications to treat heartburn and other stomach acid disorders. Check it out here.
The 3rd Midwest Nephrology & Transplant Symposium Ultrasound Workshop, held September 8-10, 2017, at Washington University School of Medicine, was a success. “Turnout was excellent,” says Dr. Tarek Alhamad, Assistant Professor of Medicine in Transplant Nephrology and the symposium’s Course Chair. “For the Ultrasound Workshop, we reached a maximum of 25 participants, with 6 instructors.” […]
The Laborers’ Local 110 is holding its annual St. Cecilia’s Church Community Health Fair on Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 5418 Louisian Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111. Attendees will have access to FREE: kidney function tests cancer screenings blood sugar screening cholesterol screening blood pressure check HIV & Hepatitis C screening EKG Heart […]
Lake Ozark Police Detective Shane Pierce cares about his community. He mentors youth in his community through a Police Kids Academy. He started a Coffee and a Cop program. He organized a Guns and Hoses charity basketball game. He’s even appeared as McGruff the Crime Dog at many community events. So, when Detective Shane Pierce […]
We are proud to announce that Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Joseph P. Friedman Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology will receive a Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) grant to fund research as part of the ambitious Human Cell Atlas project. Dr. Humphreys’ pilot project is one of only 38 chosen from 481 applications submitted from […]
Put on your walking shoes and join the annual St. Louis NephCure Walk, to be held October 22, 2017 at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, Maryland Heights, MO. The patient advocacy group NephCure Kidney International sponsors the event. The organization’s mission is to support research that seeks to discover the cause, improve treatment, and find […]
RoseMarie Bianchi, a dialysis patient at Chromalloy Dialysis Center and co-founder of The Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill, is getting ready for the foundation’s annual fundraiser – a big, Italian, ravioli dinner. The Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill is a volunteer home health care foundation that provides free medical equipment and […]
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Laborers Local 660, Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service and other health-focused organizations are joining forces to offer a free health fair on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service located at 4116 McClay Rd. Saint Charles, MO, from 9am to 1pm. The NKF will offer […]
“One of our core values in the Division of Nephrology is to improve the health of our patients,” says Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD, Joseph P. Friedman Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology. The Division of Nephrology has been awarded a two-year grant from the Barnes Jewish Hospital (BJH) Foundation for a proposal […]