Patient Care

Emory University Division of Renal Medicine faculty see clinical patients at Emory University Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, Grady Memorial Hospital and the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

We also have three out-patient Emory Dialysis units 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. 

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Clinical Programs 

Kidney Stone Prevention Clinic

Approximately 13% of men and 8% of women will have had kidney stone symptoms by the age of 70. However, most people do not form multiple, frequent stones. Sometimes, people who continue to form multiple stones feel helpless in the face of pain, procedures, and damage to the kidneys. The Emory Nephrology Kidney Stone Prevention Clinic is designed to be a place to help those who continue to form stones despite their best efforts and those of their physicians.

Emory nephrologist Harold Franch, MD leads a comprehensive kidney stone prevention program in the Emory division of Renal Medicine. The program takes a holistic approach to kidney stone prevention, including:

  • Diet and lifestyle modification  - Dr. Franch was a pioneer in the use of heart healthy diets for kidney stone prevention.
  • Management of complicating diseases
  • Medication therapy

Healthcare provider team

Harold Franch, MD 

Locations

The Emory Clinic, Building B, 1st Floor
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
404-778-4898
Clinic Availability: Monday morning

Emory University Hospital Midtown
Nephrology at Medical Office Tower
550 Peachtree Street, 7th floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Clinic Availability: Tuesday morning and Friday morning.

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If you have chronic kidney stones call:

  • Emory Campus on Clifton Road -  404-778-4898
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown -  404-686-5038

Cystic and Inherited Renal Disease Clinic

The Emory Cystic and Inherited Kidney Disease Clinic is one of the largest programs in the United States for diagnosis, treatment and research on cystic kidney disease and other inherited kidney diseases including:

• Autosomal dominant Polycystic kidney disease
• Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
• Medullary kidney disease
• Medullary sponge kidney
• Tuberous sclerosis
• Fabry's disease
• Juvenile nephronopthisis
• Acquired cystic kidney disease
• Simple cysts
• Van Hipple Lindau disease
• Glomerulocystic kidney disease
• Unilateral cystic kidney disease

Healthcare Provider Team

• Arlene Chapman, MD
• Frederic Rahbari-Oskoui, MD

The physicians have been continuously funded through the National Institutes of health and other private companies for their innovative research projects over the last 15 years.

Treatment Locations

Emory Inherited Renal Disease Clinic
The Emory Clinic, Building A, 4th Floor
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Clinic Availability: Tuesday morning, Dr. Chapman and Thursday, Dr. Rahbari

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Call 404-686-5038

Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic (CKD)

The Emory Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Clinic is led by Emory faculty nephrologist Anju Oommen, MD.  Her vision is to provide patients with a one-stop center, which will cater to provide the best chronic kidney disease care focused on educating patients to understand the disease risks and the treatment strategies. Her main goal is to establish a system that will prevent and delay the progression of chronic kidney disease. 

Healthcare team

Treatment Location

Chronic Disease Kidney Clinic
Emory Clinic, Building A, 4th Floor
1365 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
404-778-5380
Clinic Availability: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Phone: 404-778-5380

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) educational classes 

  • Purpose: To provide a supplementary and thorough review of Chronic Kidney Disease - etiology, progression, and management (including the definition of CKD, interpreting lab values and lifestyle modification). This class is in addition to the teaching done during the patient’s regular visit.
  • Dates, times and location: Classes will be held every second Monday of the month from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Emory Clinic (Clifton Road) – Building A, 3rd floor conference room.
  • Class Structure: One-hour group class