Johns Hopkins Medicine Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is a leader in diseases of the kidneys. Our internationally-recognized experts are here to help you.

  • Patient Care

    We have a large and diverse team ready to provide comprehensive, up-to-date, and innovative evidence-based care to both outpatients and inpatients on local and international levels

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  • Education

    Through fellowships and continuing medical education, we train the current and next generations of clinicians dedicated to kidney diseases

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  • Research

    Our most significant biomedical discoveries have emerged from team science where basic discoveries have been translated by our expert clinicians into better patient care and expanded medical knowledge

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  • Charitable Giving

    Investment in research, care, and education facilitates our shared goal of curing kidney disease

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Welcome from Dr. Chirag R. Parikh

Welcome to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology website. Our mission is to:  (1) provide exceptional personalized care for patients with acute and chronic kidney diseases, hypertension, end-stage renal disease and kidney transplantation; (2) foster innovative basic, clinical and translational research to generate new knowledge and advance treatment of kidney diseases; and (3) provide outstanding educational programs for students, fellows, clinicians and the community.

The division is made up of an amazing group of people who together provide cutting-edge patient care, maintain the country’s top training programs in kidney disease and transplantation and conduct more externally funded research than most places. It is difficult to summarize all the important work of the division, but to start, the division:

  • Has a total of 85 faculty, fellows and research and administrative staff members
  • Is primarily based at our two campuses in Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Is a major referral center for advanced chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, HIV-related kidney disease, kidney disease due to autoimmune disorders and inherited diseases of the kidney
  • Provided care for over 13,000 clinic and telemedicine visits in 2022
  • Supervises over 6,000 outpatient dialysis sessions and 10,000 inpatient dialysis patients annually
  • Conducts over 3,000 visits annually by division faculty at the Kidney Transplant Center, including donor evaluation and recipient follow-up visits
  • Has a very active research program that is committed to finding new ways to treat kidney disease, as well as investigating its underlying causes
  • Had over 242 publications in medical journals from division faculty in 2022

I am honored to serve as director of this outstanding division. If you have questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Chirag R. Parikh, MD, PhD
Ronald Peterson Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University