Kidney Disease Research

The Division of Nephrology at Mount Sinai Health System is a world leader in cutting-edge kidney disease research. Our research studies are devoted to discovering causes of a wide variety of kidney disorders, using the new information to devise novel therapies capable of preventing and treating kidney disease, and as a consequence, improving the quality of life for patients with kidney disease. Outcomes from our work guide the individualized care we provide to every patient. Results from our research studies are shared with physicians worldwide through publication in peer-reviewed medical journals.

Research funding for members of the Division of Nephrology is supported by prestigious organizations including the National Institutes of Health, the National Kidney Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Roche Foundation for Transplantation Research.

Current research interests of Nephrology Division Faculty include:

  • Understanding why kidney transplants are rejected and using the information to devise new approaches to prolong the life of kidney transplant recipients

  • Studying the causes and consequences of kidney disease in patients with HIV infection

  • Understanding how diabetes injures the kidney and testing novel approaches to treat diabetes kidney disease

  • Studying the molecular basis of glomerular kidney disease so as to improve treatment of glomerulonephritis

  • Analyzing of the roles of sodium and potassium on abnormal kidney development, polycystic kidney disease, and hypertension

  • Testing new approaches to prevent kidney failure in patients with early stage kidney injury

Because of the superb reputations of our world-renowned nephrologists and their colleagues in cardiology, geriatric medicine, clinical immunology and related specialties, patients frequently travel to The Mount Sinai Health System from all over the world for diagnosis and treatment of kidney disorders.