Patient Care


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Clinical Programs:

  1. Renal Replacement Therapy Programs
    1. Hemodialysis – currently caring for over 400 patients managed primarily in cooperation with the Community Dialysis Care (CDC) system operating 12 satellite dialysis units throughout northeast Ohio. Medical Director: Jay Wish
    2. Peritoneal Dialysis – currently caring for over 40 patients. Medical Director: Lavinia Negrea
    3. Home Hemodialysis – a unique program offering “daily” (4-5 times weekly) home dialysis after extensive patient training. Medical Director: Lavinia Negrea
    4. Kidney Transplantation - caring for 1400 patients including over 80 new patients per year. Includes 3 ½ day Post-transplant Clinics and 3 ½ day Pre-transplant clinics (devoted to evaluation of kidney transplant recipients and donors). Medical Director: Donald Hricik

  2. General Nephrology
    The renal service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center offers comprehensive clinical nephrology services; this includes an innovative interdisciplinary kidney disease clinic, pre- and post-transplant care, and acute consultative nephrology. Acting Chief: Mahboob Rahman, MD

  3. Renal Treatment Clinic
    Offering outpatient services such as IV infusions, subcutaneous injections, and patient education services. Medical Director: Lavinia Negrea

  4. Continuity Clinic
    An educational clinic providing one-on-one teaching for nephrology fellows. Medical Director: Michael Smith

  5. Clinical Hypertension
    A clinical program providing comprehensive evaluation of patients with complex hypertension, and a broad portfolio of clinical trials – Medical Director: Jackson T. Wright, Jr. Click here to learn more about our hypertension services and schedule an appointment

  6. Renal Ward
    Inpatient Service focusing on management of ESRD patients. Medical Director: Jay Wish