Kidney Disease

Dialysis team rises to top Medicare ranking

August 1, 2018

The 5 star rating is only given to the top 10 percent of dialysis units.


Kidney expert Sharma receives $1.4 million STARS award

November 3, 2017

Kumar Sharma, M.D., professor and chief of nephrology at UT Health San Antonio, was recently awarded a $1.4 million Translational STARs award from the UT System



Noted kidney disease expert joins UT Health, brings major NIH Precision Medicine program

September 5, 2017

Thanks to a California clinician-scientist’s recruitment, UT Health San Antonio is now at the center of a major National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to improve scientific knowledge of kidney disease and revolutionize treatments. The project is bringing several million dollars of research to UT Health over the next five years. Kumar Sharma, M.D., assumed […]



News 4: Local hospital recognized for hepatitis C control efforts

May 26, 2016

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was recognized for its initiative to screen, evaluate and cure chronic hepatitis C. Watch the full story at News 4


Oral drug normalizes potassium in 98 percent of kidney patients with side effect

March 27, 2015

High potassium increases risk of fatal cardiac arrhythmias; dialysis was one of only treatment options previously


Leader of NIH diabetes institute to speak at UT Health Science Center

February 10, 2015

In a lecture titled “Science: A Tool for Justice,” Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., MACP will discuss how “common, chronic, costly and consequential diseases” – including type 2 diabetes – disproportionately affect minority populations.