Division of Nephrology; Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine

Division of Nephrology COVID-19 Operational Updates – Protected Link

UVA Division of Nephrology and the Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine (CIIR), part of the Department of Medicine, is dedicated to the study and treatment of kidney disorders and diseases. The Division of Nephrology/CIIR consists of 34 full-time faculty members with primary appointments in the Division and one professor emeritus: 24 MD/DO, 2 MD/PhD, and 8 PhD. With award-winning educators, NIH-funded investigators,  and an NIH T32 training grant entitled “Kidney Disease and Inflammation” we offer trainees a rich clinical and research experience aimed at producing the next generation nephrologists and kidney research scientists.  Postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, undergraduate students, and visiting scientists in our laboratories are actively engaged in research (see our Research and Education pages for opportunities).

We are working collaboratively to improve patient care and outcomes, achieve excellence in our scholarly and research endeavors, and nurture innovation in our labs and classrooms. Many of our faculty members are leaders in national and international professional societies, members of NIH Study Section, serve on editorial boards of reputable journals, are among America’s Top Doctors, and have been recognized for outstanding achievements in their respective fields.

As a division, we are committed to building bridges with our local community of Charlottesville and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Training as a Nephrologist Begins At UVA - Our Fellowship Program

The UVA Nephrology Fellowship program has so much to offer. You will learn from nationally and internationally renowned faculty who care about your success and mentorship. When you graduate from our program, you will be well prepared for any type of career pathway that you envision in the field of Nephrology.

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Recent Publications and Activities Advancing Clinical Care, Science, and Education

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Meet Dr. Julia Scialla, UVA Nephrologist Treating Patients with Kidney Disease with a Focus on Physiologic Complications

Julia Scialla, MD, is a nephrologist who treats kidney disease with a focus on physiologic complications, as well as nutrition and prevention. Learn about the symptoms of kidney disease and how Dr. Scialla works with her patients to help develop treatment plans.

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Meet Dr. Brendan Bowman, UVA Nephrologist Treating Patients with Kidney Disease

Brendan Bowman, MD, is a nephrologist treating patients with kidney disease. Bowman is intrigued by the functions and mechanics of the kidney. His expertise and knowledge allow him to help his patients throughout all stages of kidney disease.

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UVA Nephrology

Fellowship Training

Dr. Anubhav Kumar, instructing fellow on the use of point of care ultrasound.
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Research Training Pathway

The UVA Research Training Pathway is designed for individuals with advanced degrees (MD, PhD, MD/PhD) who are interested in pursuing only research training.
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The Center for Immunity, Inflammation & Regenerative Medicine (CIIR)

CIIR was inaugurated in 2007 to advance research initiatives, education, and clinical applications in new and important directions.
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Unexpected Link Found Between Immune Cells, Weight Control, Disease Resistance

New research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has shown how our DNA determines our ability to fight off viruses, revealing that many genes work together to control immune cells, tissue inflammation, even our body weight after infection. The research could one day allow doctors to tweak immune cells to enhance their ability to destroy viruses, and it may also assist in the development of new vaccines, among other benefits.

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Fellowship Applications

The mission of the UVA School of Medicine Nephrology Fellowship program is to produce physicians who are not only leaders in the nephrology field but also firmly committed to lifelong learning. Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally in research, education, and clinical care.

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⁦@zalaly⁩ interview @cnn with ⁦@jaketapper⁩ - long Covid is real and of concern! Multiple organs including the heart, brain, kidneys, pancreas, lungs and other organs.

We are excited to welcome our incoming class of UVA Nephrology fellows for 2022! A big congratulations on your new role! 🎉@UVANeph @uvamedicine @cavanaugh_do @MarkOkusa @ASNKidney #fellowshipmatch #Match2022

We are proud to unite with @ASN and embrace the fight for kidney health. Join us and support this effort. #United4KidneyHealth https://4kidneyhealth.org/. @asnkidney @AngieNishioMd @cavanaugh_do @MarkOkusa @NephTushar

At the forefront of healthcare, we celebrate these Women in Medicine #WomenInMedicine @UVA @UvaDOM @cavanaugh_do @RahulSharma_USA @MarkOkusa

Effect of Bicarbonate on Net Acid Excretion, Blood Pressure, and Metabolism in Patients With and Without CKD: The Acid Base Compensation in CKD Study

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@ShirinPourfshar @ravineja @DukeMedSchool @UVANeph #CKD #hypertension

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Medicine Matters Newsletter – October 2021

In this month’s Medicine Matters we highlight the Division of General Medicine, as well as the many achievements, research items, and personal profiles of our faculty and staff. Please enjoy…

Message from the Chair – October 2021

Welcome to the fall edition of Medicine Matters. To me, fall in Virginia is the best time of year. The evenings are cool, the sky is clear, and the colors…

Tribute to Charles H. Brooks, MD

Charles Brooks, MD By Mark D. Okusa, M.D., FASN John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of Nephrology Director, Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine It is…

Medicine Matters Newsletter – September 2021

In this month’s Medicine Matters we highlight the Division of Nephrology, as well as the many achievements, research items, and personal profiles of our faculty and staff. Please enjoy this wonderful…

Message from the Chair – September 2021

Welcome to this month’s edition of Medicine Matters. Many of you may not remember the history of the newsletter but this is our 10th anniversary highlighting the wonderful Department community.…

Conferences

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 06/07/2021 – 06/11/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 05/31/2021 – 06/04/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 05/24/2021 – 05/28/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…

Weekly Nephrology Conference Schedule Overview 05/17/2021 – 05/21/2021

Please join us for our weekly conferences to discover the newest updates within the UVA Nephrology community. See the associated dates for further information about the conferences regarding presenters, seminar…