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Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

All of our physicians are board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology. Many of our physicians are national and international leaders in the field of kidney disease and high blood pressure. In addition to clinical practice, we also have responsibilities in teaching and research.

Nephrology Patient Care

Drexel Nephrology is a prestigious practice in Philadelphia. Our major practice sites include Hahnemann University Hospital and Manayunk (Jamestown Road). We provide high-quality care for patients with high blood pressure, diabetic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease, and kidney stones. In addition, we also care for patients with end stage renal disease needing dialysis or kidney transplantation.

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Drexel Nephrology Video - What Is Chronic Kidney Disease?

 
News and Announcements
 

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors 2019 Faculty Named Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors™ for 2019

Congratulations to Drs. Sandeep Aggarwal (Nephrology), Ziauddin Ahmed (Nephrology), Ellie Kelepouris (Nephrology), and Karthik Ranganna (Nephrology), who were named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. (May 6, 2019)

Ellie Kelepouris - 8th Oriental Congress of Nephrology in Shanghai

Congratulations to Ellie Kelepouris, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology on her amazing work in China! Dr. Kelepouris delivered the keynote lecture at the 8th Oriental Congress of Nephrology in Shanghai. Her presentation was related to her research grant on Innovative Treatments of Glomerulonephritis.

Drexel Medicine Health Fair

Drexel Nephrology participated in the Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016.

Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016 - First year nephrology fellow Dr. Luke Kiljanek (standing); second year nephrology fellow Dr. Chris Kern, general nephrologist Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed, second year nephrology fellow Dr. Navneet Kaur and transplant nephrologist Dr. Lissa Levin-Mizrahi (seated left to right).
First year nephrology fellow Dr. Luke Kiljanek (standing); second year nephrology fellow Dr. Chris Kern, general nephrologist Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed, second year nephrology fellow Dr. Navneet Kaur and transplant nephrologist Dr. Lissa Levin-Mizrahi (seated left to right).

Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016 - Drexel Nephrology
Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016 - Drexel Nephrology

 
In the Media
 

August 9, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, authored a "Medical Mystery" story for the Philadelphia Inquirer about what killed Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

July 11, 2019: Meera Harhay, MD, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was interviewed for a Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about her recent research showing that those who lose significant weight — 10 percent of their body weight — prior to receiving a kidney transplant are at a higher risk for a poor outcome.

June 26, 2019: Research by Suzanne Boyle, MD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, about barriers to kidney transplant facing HIV patients was featured in a Reuters Health article.

June 14, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine, authored a Philadelphia Inquirer article looking at former U.S. President James Monroe’s malaria diagnosis. Monroe was diagnosed with malaria in 1785 while serving in the U.S. Congress, but medical historians believe his symptoms point to pulmonary tuberculosis.

May 29: Research led by Meera Harhay, MD, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was featured in a Healio Nephrology article. The study found that even planned and advised weight loss could be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored.

May 22: Research led by Meera Harhay, MD, an associate professor in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, was featured in a HealthDay News. The study found that patients who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight prior to a kidney transplant had an 18 percent higher risk of death after the transplant.

May 3: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, authored a "Medical Mystery" story for the Philadelphia Inquirer about what caused Gerald Ford to get a severe headache during the 2000 Republican National Convention.

March 8, 2019: Allan B. Schwartz, MD, a professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, authored a "Medical Mystery" for the Philadelphia Inquirer about whether Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death could have been prevented.

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Ellie Kelepouris, MD, Professor of Medicine; Chief of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Ellie Kelepouris, MD
Professor of Medicine; Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension