Section Chief's Welcome

F. Gary Toback, M.D.

Welcome to The University of Chicago Section of Nephrology website. Our Section is comprised of sixteen faculty members, two Ph.D. scientists, and ten postdoctoral fellows in training. U.S News and World Report has consistently recognized us as one of the top nephrology programs in the country. Our clinical practice is varied and includes activities in end-stage renal disease, renal transplantation, acute renal failure, kidney stones, diabetic nephropathy, and immunological renal diseases.

Our faculty oversees five hemodialysis centers in the Hyde Park vicinity, as well as an active home dialysis program. Our renal transplant program is very active, and provides a variety of options for renal transplantation. The Section, particularly in the areas of end-stage renal disease, transplantation and kidney stones, carries out a diversity of clinical research. Like our clinical activities, our basic science research is also diverse, and includes investigations into acute renal failure, epithelial cell transport and gene expression. In the past year, our research faculty have received nearly $2.5 million in federal research grants. Over the years we have trained an elite group of nephrologists, and presently offer various training options for fellows interested in academic careers.  The pages herein will provide greater detail on each of these topics.