Our site gives an overview of the activities of the Division of Nephrology including our services to patients, education of residents and students of all ages, and laboratory and clinical research projects. You can see the expertise in various aspects of kidney disease including the curriculum vitaes of faculty members as well as abstracts of some of their recent publications. The site also provides details about our specialty clinics.

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The history of Nephrology at the Medical College of Wisconsin began when Dr. Francis Murphy became the Clinical Director of Medicine at the Milwaukee County General Hospital in 1924. Kidney biopsies were first performed in 1958 and the chronic dialysis program was developed in 1967 as well as the first kidney transplant. In 1968 clinical research was presented on the capillary dialyzer which is currently used by most dialysis programs today.

Currently the Division of Nephrology at the Medical College of Wisconsin has started working with the Kidney Disease Center, which integrates a program of basic science research with clinical science. Also, the teaching of kidney transplantation and medical and surgical kidney diseases is included. The Division of Nephrology has a proud past and an even more promising future.

History of MCW Nephrology (PDF)

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We have a long established successful nephrology training program.

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Our principal goal is to excel in research related to diverse kidney disease.

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Patient Care

We provide primary and consultative care for patients with various renal diseases.

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Contact Us

Froedtert Nephrology Clinic
8900 W. Doyne Ave
CFAC 2nd Floor


New Nephrology and New Transplant Patients: (414) 805-3666


Established Nephrology and Transplant Patients: (414) 805-3100


Nephrology Patients Fax Number: (262) 532-9584

Nephrology Administrative Office
(414) 955-0300
(414) 955-0098 (fax)
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