Clinical Programs

The program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) are highly integrated, with clinical responsibilities at both medical centers shared by all members of the division. The major clinical programs include:

  • A dialysis unit that serves patients with acute renal problems as well as stable patients requiring dialysis. The dialysis unit at UI Hospitals and Clinics has one of the largest home dialysis populations in the country
  • A transplantation service that provides expertise in transplantation medicine to patients who receive kidney transplant as well as those who receive heart, lung, pancrease, and liver transplants
  • A consultation and teaching service designed to provide responsive and up-to-date information regarding appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with problems related to the kidney including fluid, electrolyte, acid-base disturbances, and hypertension
  • Outreach programs in consultation with physicians having specific needs for expertise in dialysis, transplantation, and clinical nephrology