Patient Care

The University of Washington Division of Nephrology offers a variety of services to the patient with renal disease in the in-service and out-patient settings. Patients are seen at one of three hospitals (University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System) and at the Northwest Kidney Centers, including their satellite dialysis units.

In-patient Services

University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC)

The Renal Consult Service at the UWMC provides a variety of services, including diagnostic evaluation of complex renal problems, diagnostic renal biopsy, acute hemodialysis and ultrafiltration, slow continuous dialysis and ultrafiltration, continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration (CAVH), CAVH-dialysis and CVVH. Pheresis therapy is also provided through the Dialysis Laboratory, with multiple services including plasmapheresis, leukopheresis, erytheropheresis, thrombopheresis and lipopheresis.
Our Transplant Service provides transplant medicine support to the Kidney and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Services as well as to transplant programs in heart, liver and lung.

Renal Consult Service: (206) 598-6190, ask for the renal fellow on call
Dialysis Laboratory: (206) 598-6101
Dialysis Nurse Manager: (206) 598-4442
Transplantation Services: (206) 598-6079

Harborview Medical Center (HMC)

Similar to those described above for the University of Washington Medical Center, the HMC Renal Consult Service provides active renal consultation and inpatient and outpatient services. Kidney transplantation is not performed at HMC, but outpatient transplant follow up care is provided.

Renal Consult Service: (206) 744-3000, ask for the renal fellow on call

VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS)

Similar to those described above for the University of Washington Medical Center, the VA Renal Consult Service provides active renal consultation and inpatient and outpatient. Kidney transplantation is not performed at the VA, but outpatient transplant follow up care is provided.

Renal Consult Service:

Out-patient Services

The Division of Nephrology provides outpatient care to a broad range of kidney patients and holds general kidney and transplant clinics, and performs dialysis at multiple locations.

General Kidney Clinics

Transplant Clinics

Dialysis

Clinical Trials

Numerous clinical trials are being conducted by the Division of Nephrology, with areas of research ranging from Vitamin D to Cardiovascular Disease. For more information about a specific study, please contact the study care coordinator listed for that study.

Current Studies