Division of Nephrology

Renal Transplantation

  1. Indications for and contraindications to renal transplantation;
  2. Evaluation and selection of transplant candidates;
  3. Pre-operative preparation of the transplant recipient;
  4. Post-operative management of the renal transplant recipient, including immunosuppressant Rx;
  5. Diagnosis of all forms of renal allograft rejection, including laboratory, histologic, and imaging techniques;
  6. Biology of transplant rejection, acute and chronic;
  7. Medical management of acute and chronic rejection;
  8. Infectious complications of renal transplantation and immunosuppressant Rx;
  9. Evaluation of transplant donors;
  10. Principles of histocompatibility testing;
  11. Mechanisms of action of the various immunosuppressant medications;
  12. Adverse effects of the various immunosuppressant medications;
  13. Non-immunologic mechanisms of renal allograft failure;
  14. Renal impact of pancreas or liver transplantation;
  15. Impact of cardiovascular disease on the transplant recipient;
  16. Hypertension in the renal transplant recipient;
  17. Indications for renal allograft biopsy; Renal allograft biopsy histopathology;
  18. Recurrent diseases in the renal allograft;
  19. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders;
  20. Bone disease and calcium/phosphorus metabolism in the transplant recipient;
  21. Lipid and glucose disorders in the transplant recipient;
  22. Erythrocytosis in the transplant recipient;
  23. Neoplasia in the transplant recipient;
  24. Nutrition issues in the transplant recipient;
  25. Psycho social aspects and ethical issues of organ donation and transplantation;
  26. Psychiatric disturbances in renal transplant patients

Interim Division Chief

Vaughn Folkert, M.D (bio)

Professor of Clinical Medicine 

 
 

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