EVMS Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
In the U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals 2014-15 list, the nephrology program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH) was recognized as "high performing," meaning the quality of care ranked in the top 25 percent nationwide. EVMS faculty help staff SNGH — the top-rated hospital in Virginia — and its nephrology program.
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension within EVMS Internal Medicine provides clinical care, conducts basic and clinical research into kidney disease, and has an accredited fellowship program to train the next generation of nephrologists.
EVMS works in partnership with local hospitals, community physicians, and clinics throughout the area. These educational partnerships spread the benefits of an academic medical institution throughout the region, improving the quality of health care for the entire community. The clinical division serves patients with kidney disease and hypertension in outpatient and inpatient settings, evaluating and treating patients with all types of kidney-related conditions, including, but not limited to, those with acute and chronic kidney disease as a result of glomerulonephritis, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and renal cystic disease. Clinical care also extends to those with kidney stones and electrolyte disorders (including hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and hypokalemia) and complex hypertension.
The team of providers includes full time board certified physicians specializing in nephrology and hypertension to evaluate and manage hospitalized patients with pre-existing and newly diagnosed kidney disease and uncontrolled hypertension in the acute-care hospital setting.
The newly developed educational component is an intensive two-year fellowship program, preparing physicians for hospital and community-based management of nephrology and hypertension related diseases. See the Nephrology Fellowship Program for more detailed information.