Welcome to the Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Illinois at Chicago has a long history of excellence in the field of nephrology. In the early 1950's, percutaneous kidney biopsy was refined and developed as a clinical tool at the University. The first living kidney transplant from a living related donor in Illinois was performed at the University in 1968. In the area of research, the division has long established track record in the field of acid-base physiology and pathophysiology.

The Division of Nephrology is committed to excellence in the areas of patient care, teaching, and research. The Section of Nephrology provides clinical services for the evaluation and treatment of the full spectrum of kidney diseases, hypertension, and fluid-electrolyte disorders. The division is highly committed to the educational mission of the University and is actively engaged in the training of nephrology fellows as well as the education of medical students, residents, and physicians within the community. We are devoted to both basic laboratory and clinical research.

For details about our faculty, research, clinical services, or fellowship training, please click the appropriate link to the left and you will be directed to the proper location.

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Jose A.L. Arruda, MD
FACP Keeton Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology



Jose Arruda

Jose A.L. Arruda, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology
FACP Keeton Professor of Medicine

Contact Us:

Administrative Office:
820 S. Wood St. (MC 793)
Chicago, IL  60612
Phone: (312) 996-6736
Fax: (312) 996-7378