Just as the city functioned as the "Gateway to the West" for millions of Americans in search of something better for themselves, Saint Louis University School of Medicine has served for more than 160 years as a "gateway to the future" for more than 10,000 physicians seeking to discover something better within themselves and in the world around them. We invite you to spend a few minutes exploring this website to learn more about the Saint Louis University Nephrology Training Program and the vision that prepare our fellows to meet the challenges of health care in the 21st century.

Kevin J. Martin, Division Director


Overview of the Division
The Saint Louis University Division of Nephrology offers comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic disorders of the kidney and urinary tract; fluid, electrolyte and acid base disorders; and hypertension. The clinical service of the Nephrology Division includes inpatient and outpatient diagnostic evaluation, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplantation evaluation, follow-up and support, renal biopsy, interventional nephrology and hypertension care. The clinical activities of the Division of Nephrology have continued to grow in the past year in several areas.

Our interventional nephrology program, which is involved in the maintenance of vascular access for patients on dialysis, has gained national prominence. The interventional nephrology service provides diagnostic venography for problems with arterial venous access, angioplasty, stent placement, and thrombectomies, as required for the maintenance of adequate dialysis access. The interventional nephrology service also places temporary and semi-permanent tunneled dialysis access catheters and provides comprehensive management for complications of vascular access issues.

Division members  actively participate in community projects such as the National Kidney Foundation KEEP program, which involves health screenings for kidney disease in the general Saint Louis community.

The City of St. Louis
Sometimes written as Saint Louis, the city is named for King Louis IX of France. St. Louis is known for its French and German heritage and Victorian past. Two events at the beginning of the 20th century, the 1904 World's Fair and 1904 Olympic Games (the first ever held in the United States) are of particular pride to St. Louisans. In the 21st century, St. Louis has transformed from a manufacturing and industrial economy into a globally known locus for research in medicine, biotechnology, and other sciences.

The Gateway Arch Cupples House at Saint Louis University
Downtown Saint Louis Saint Louis Cathedral

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