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Department of Internal Medicine

Nephrology and Hypertension


About the Division

The Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE (Clinical Advancement, Research and Education) Program consists of over 19 full- or part-time physicians and basic scientists engaged in the tri-partite mission of patient care, research, and teaching. These activities are conducted at our four campuses: UC Health University Hospital, Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center, UC Health West Chester Hospital , Drake Hospital, and a network of outlying dialysis units.


  • Deliver patient-centered care in chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplant, and related disorders
  • Advance knowledge by conducting cross-disciplinary research
  • Train the next generation of leaders in clinical, research and education disciplines

Mission Statement:

"The program will strive to remain the "hub" of excellence in the delivery of clinical care, lead or contribute to nationally recognized clinical and translational research, and nurture the next generations of leaders in nephrology. We will partner with local and regional renal and primary care communities, and continue to serve as the academic center with focused areas of expertise within the field of kidney disease. By leveraging the strengths and resources of its members and the institution, we aim to be recognized as one of the premier academic renal divisions in the country."

The division provides excellent academic training and career development opportunities. Our fellowship program provides diverse experience in all disciplines of clinical nephrology, including acute care/ICU nephrology, long-term acute care (LTAC), chronic kidney disease and dialysis, fluid-electrolyte and acid-base disorders, organ transplantation, hypertension, and interventional nephrology.

More Information

Academic Office:
University of Cincinnati | Division of Nephrology and Hypertension 
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0585
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0585
Phone: 513-558-5471
Fax: 513-558-4309

Division Director:
Charuhas Thakar, MD

Business Administrator:
Kelly Niederhausen