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Message from the Division Director

Welcome to the Division of Renal Medicine

Jeff Sands, MDThe division is at the forefront of nephrology research, education, and clinical care.  The clear strength of the division is an outstanding faculty of more than 30 physicians and scientists, many of whom are leaders in their respective fields, and over 10 of whom are principal investigators on NIH grants.  The division has an NIH Training Grant, currently in its 20th year, to support the training of the next generation of nephrology researchers, both MDs and PhDs.  The division is acknowledged as a center for teaching excellence.  Our faculty consistently win teaching awards within the Department of Medicine and School of Medicine.  A broad range of hospital and outpatient clinical teaching is conducted at five university-owned or affiliated hospitals.  Moreover, a large and varied patient population provides fellows with stimulating and often unique training opportunities.  We were the first renal division to offer training in both renal ultrasound and interventional nephrology.  We have recently added a one-year Transplant Nephrology fellowship.  We opened three out-patient Emory Dialysis units in 2010 that provide state-of-the-art care for our dialysis patients.  Our goal is to provide a program dedicated to excellent teaching in the context of superb clinical care and outstanding scholarship.  I invite you to discover the opportunities and explore the programs of the Renal Division.

Jeff Sands, MD
Divison Director, Renal Medicine