The Division of Nephrology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers seven different clinics for highly specialized treatment of complex illnesses. Each clinic makes it possible for a patient to see a range of specialists in one convenient location, all on the same day. Not only does this simplify disease management for the patient, it allows each care team to easily collaborate on site to provide the best possible individualized care.
These specialized treatment centers include:
Kidney Disease in Pregnancy Clinic
One of the few programs of its kind in North America, this clinic provides a full range of services designed to help high-risk women plan for the safest possible pregnancy and delivery while maintaining kidney function. Nephrologists and maternal-fetal medicine physicians work together with patients to balance risk and reward and set realistic expectations before pregnancy. If patients do become pregnant, efforts shift to careful disease management through delivery, when care reverts to the patient’s regular nephrologist. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Salem Almaani, MBBS, at Salem.Almaani@osumc.edu or Isabelle Ayoub, MD, at Isabelle.Ayoub@osumc.edu.
Nephrologists, rheumatologists, internal medicine physicians and other experts cover all organ systems involved with lupus and provide specialized care for patients with this chronic disease. Ongoing basic, clinical and translational research also offer lupus patients access to the latest treatments. Although we call this the Lupus Clinic, all other glomerular diseases are also seen in this specialized clinic. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Brad Rovin, MD, at Brad.Rovin@osumc.edu, Samir Parikh, MD, at Samir.Parikh@osumc.edu, Isabelle Ayoub, MD, at Isabelle.Ayoub@osumc.edu or Salem Almaani, MBBS, at Salem.Almaani@osumc.edu.
Comprehensive Amyloid Clinic
One of the first of its kind in the nation and the only one in Ohio to offer convenient access to breakthrough treatments and interventions, innovative research protocols and clinical trials, specialized rehabilitative programs, sophisticated imaging, genetic testing, physical therapy, nutritional support and much more. Ohio State’s team of specialists and subspecialists are world-renowned experts in nephrology, hematology, cardiology, neurology and physical therapy — all of whom specialize in amyloidosis. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Samir Parikh, MD, at Samir.Parikh@osumc.edu, Salem Almaani, MBBS, at Salem.Almaani@osumc.edu or Jason Prosek, MD, at Jason.Prosek@osumc.edu.
Multidisciplinary Vasculitis Clinic
To manage the impact this remarkably complex disease can have on multiple organ systems, treatment is managed betwee n an array of specialists, including nephrologists, pulmonologists and rheumatologists. If considered an appropriate candidate, patients can also be enrolled in one of Ohio State’s clinical trials to further elevate care and improve outcomes. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Salem Almaani, MBBS, at Salem.Almaani@osumc.edu.
This treatment center offers all newly diagnosed patients an on-site, thorough evaluation and treatment-options review with experts from nephrology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology and medical oncology to help patients decide on the best personalized treatment option with coordinated long-term care. The clinic also gives patients access to the country’s most advanced clinical trials. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Jason Prosek, MD, at Jason.Prosek@osumc.edu or Sethu Madhavan, MBBS, at Sethu.Madhavan@osumc.edu.
Ohio State offers the most-advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for kidney stones using state-of-the-art technology, including medical expulsion therapy, endoscope surgery with laser lithotripsy and shockwave lithotripsy. Care continues with follow-up support to help identify the underlying metabolic causes of a patient’s kidney condition to support better long-term health and prevent future stones. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Ganesh Shidham, MD, at Ganesh.Shidham@osumc.edu.
Polycystic Kidney Disease Clinic
Initial treatment includes medication to prevent or slow kidney failure. If kidney failure does result, Ohio State offers both home hemodialysis as well as peritoneal dialysis, including continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis. If a kidney transplant is needed, we perform more than 265 kidney transplants a year, making us one of the top 10% busiest programs in the country. Since our first kidney transplant in 1967, we have performed more than 6,900 kidney transplant surgeries. For more information or to refer a patient, contact Rima Kang , MD, at Rima.Kang@osumc.edu.