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Clinical Programs

The clinical services provided by our nephrologists and associated clinical teams cover all aspects of kidney disease, both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. The faculty members of the Yale Section of Nephrology provide broad expertise in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic kidney diseases. We work together as a committed clinical practice group, providing round-the-clock care for patients with renal disease or hypertension and easy accessibility to consultative services, both in our outpatient settings and the inpatient settings.

Values

Our clinical commitment is based on these values:

  • 24/7 availability to patients and referring physicians.
  • Open communication with patients, families, and referring physicians.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the principles and practices of medicine and nephrology.
  • Optimal care that exceeds the published fundamental clinical practice guidelines.
  • Application of new approaches to therapy and diagnosis of renal diseases and their complications.
  • Advocacy for our patients.

Services

The services proved by Yale Nephrology are comprehensive. In some circumstances, our services are chiefly consultative and collaborative, working hand-in-hand with referring providers. In other circumstances, our care is longitudinal and we frequently serve as a primary caregiver for the patient. In nearly all instances, care is multidisciplinary, involving other physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, physician associates, skilled nurses, dietitians, and social workers.

The clinical services provided by Yale Nephrology cover the discipline of nephrology in all its scopes and depths. 

Special services include:

  • Evaluation and care of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI)
    • Evaluation of AKI is consultative and collaborative in the inpatient setting and intended to mitigate renal damage. As necessary, management will include acute hemodialysis and/or continuous renal-replacement therapies. The Program for Applied Translational Research actively studies AKI.
  • Evaluation and treatment of the patient with glomerular diseases/glomerulonephritis
    • Care for glomerular diseases/glomerulonephritis may involve a kidney biopsy using CT scan or ultrasound guidance. Interpretation of the biopsy is done collaboratively with an expert renal pathologist at YNHH. Ongoing management is often directed by the attending nephrologist and collaborated with the referring physician.
  • Evaluation and treatment of the patient with electrolyte and/or acid-base disorders
    • If the condition is chronic, care will involve a longitudinal relationship between patient and nephrologist. Special expertise exists in the management of genetic diseases resulting in various electrolyte disturbances, with an active related research program.
  • Evaluation and management of patients with hypertension through the Hypertension Program at Yale New Haven Hospital
    • For diagnostic purposes, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and autonomic testing are offered through this program.
  • Care of patients with diabetic kidney disease
  • Care of patients with polycystic kidney disease
  • Renal transplant care
  • Evaluation and care of the patient with nephrolithiasis, chronic kidney disease (CKD), and end stage renal disease (ESRD)

To learn more about how the physicians in our nationally ranked section are experts in diagnosing and managing a broad range of acute and chronic kidney diseases please visit YaleMedicine.org.