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Kidney Disease Services (Nephrology)

Kidney Disease Services (Nephrology)

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Nephrology Department offers inpatient and outpatient services to treat a variety of kidney-related conditions as well as the only hospital-owned dialysis unit in the region

Kidney Disease Services (Nephrology)

736 Cambridge St.
Brighton, MA 02135
617-789-2588

Kidney Disease Treatment Programs at St. Elizabeth's

The Nephrology Department at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is consistently recognized by national and international organizations for excellence in teaching and clinical care.

Inpatient and Outpatient Nephrology Services

Our interdisciplinary team, which includes expert, board-certified nephrologists, work closely with patients to create personalized treatment plans tailored to their health care needs. In addition to providing patient care, all of the department’s physicians are on faculty at Tufts University School of Medicine, and our renal specialists have published hundreds of research studies and are recognized as some of the top nephrologists in the United States. 

Kidney Conditions We Treat

A variety of treatments are available to care for a full range of kidney diseases and conditions, including:

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Hereditary kidney disease
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Kidney stones
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Acid-based disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Vasculitis 
  • Kidney failure (all modalities of dialysis)
Nephrology Services We Offer

Comprehensive services and treatments offered at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center include:

  • Intensive care nephrology
  • Continuous veno-venous hemodialysis (CVVHD) 
  • Inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Training for dialysis at home 
  • Formal dietary therapy for all diseases especially kidney stones and kidney failure
Outpatient Dialysis Clinic at St. Elizabeth's

For outpatients requiring dialysis our renowned outpatient dialysis unit continually receives 5-star ratings from the Medicare Dialysis Facility Compare Star Program and has been recognized as the top dialysis unit in Massachusetts for clinical outcomes. Flexible scheduling is available as well as translator services for all languages.

The unit’s full-time medical director works on-site and oversees a team of committed nephrologists, skilled nurses, patient care technicians, a dietitian and social worker.  The medical staff works with a patient’s entire health care team to provide a seamless transition from inpatient to outpatient service. Because of our on-site hospital location, multiple consultation services, X-ray, blood transfusion and other services are available.
 

Our Team

Bertrand Jaber
Bertrand Jaber

Nephrology

James Strom
James Strom

Nephrology

Nicolaos Madias
Nicolaos Madias

Nephrology

Vaidyanathapuram Balakrishnan
Vaidyanathapuram Balakrishnan

Nephrology

Ruth Schulman, MD
Ruth Schulman, MD

Internal Medicine,
Nephrology