The Division of Nephrology at Mount Sinai is a major research center for kidney disease, receiving among the most National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding of any institution. Therefore, we have resources to conduct kidney research that go beyond those of other nephrology divisions in the United States.

Conditions We Research

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are hard at work exploring and shedding light on the causes and risks of kidney diseases. Through our research, we are learning about how kidney conditions progress over time. We are studying:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Genetic and immunology effects on kidney
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) and related kidney conditions
  • How diabetes affects kidneys
  • Kidney filtering disease (glomerular kidney diseases)
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Scarring and inflammation of kidneys (renal fibrosis)

The School’s researchers employ cutting-edge science to identify potential kidney therapies.

In addition to the NIH, our research is funded by other organizations in the United States. These include the National Kidney Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Roche Foundation for Transplantation Research, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

The pace at which we are conducting research is influencing the development of new potential therapies and raising the hope for novel treatments to prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease.

Learn more about our research initiatives.

Clinical Trials

For more than a decade, Mount Sinai physician-scientists have participated in multicenter clinical trials. This is one way that we are researching and developing the latest medications. Many of our patients have the opportunity to participate in these clinical trials and receive promising new therapies and procedures not otherwise available.

You can find currently open clinical trials for kidney diseases, by searching for keyword, “kidney” and selecting patient age range and gender. Your voluntary participation in clinical trials helps doctors improve the care we provide throughout the Mount Sinai Health System. We encourage you to speak with your doctor if you are interested in learning more.