UTHSC Division of Nephrology
Committed to Excellence
The division of Nephrology was established in the 1960s and has been continuously involved in patient care, nephrology training, and nephrology research. The division currently has seven full-time and two part-time faculty members, providing Nephrology care in the Methodist University Hospital, Regional Medical Center at Memphis, and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Chief of the division is Darryl L. Quarles, MD and the Nephrology Program Director is Barry Wall, M.D. The Nephrology division provides both acute and chronic hemodialysis care, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and full-time consultation service in each of the affiliated medical centers. There is an active transplant center at the Methodist University Hospital.
The nephrology fellowship training program is a two-year program with an optional third year for research. We maintain a total of seven fellows each year. The training program emphasizes training in clinical nephrology, such that all trainees have strong exposure to nephrology consultation, acute and chronic hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and renal transplantation. The high faculty to trainee ratio allows for optimal faculty-trainee interactions.