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Nephrology and Hypertension

Trailblazers in Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Missouri-Columbia was established in 1969. Ramesh Khanna, MD became the Division Director in 1999, when Karl D. Nolph, MD retired after being at the helm for over 25 years. The division is nationally and internationally recognized for its excellence in the areas of teaching, patient care and research.

The nephrology fellowship program provides an all around educational experiences such that trainees may acquire complete competency in the field of Nephrology. Fellows are given opportunities to assume continuing responsibility for both acutely and chronically ill patients with kidney diseases in order to learn the natural history of disease processes as well as the effectiveness of therapeutic programs, and to observe and manage patients with a wide variety of kidney-related diseases on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Our training program gives wide array of opportunities to get hands on experiences in scholarly activities including clinical and bench research.

I am proud to say that the University of Missouri has one of the largest and most comprehensive renal replacement therapy centers in the nation. The highly acclaimed faculty treats a large and diverse patient population from mid Missouri in modern facilities on the campus of a major University.

Our division continues to receive national and international recognition for its scholarly activities. Our faculty is involved in teaching within and outside the institution and carry out both clinical and basic research. Ample opportunities are available for collaboration with other disciplines within the institution and across campus. Faculty and fellows publish and present a substantial number of scientific findings each year in national and international platforms. Fellows participate in either clinical or basic research and chose an option to tailor the type and amount of research accomplished during the fellowship according to individual interests and career goals.


Ramesh Khanna, MD
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Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Clinical Support and Education Building
One Hospital Drive
Room CE422/DC 043.00
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: 573-882-7991
Fax: 573-884-4820

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