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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Renal-Electrolyte

CLINICAL

Inpatient Services at UPMC Presbyterian


Clinical Director: James R. Johnston, MD

Renal Inpatient Rounds: Inpatients with renal and/or electrolyte disorders are cared for by 2 rounding teams, each consisting of an attending physician, renal fellow, physician extender, residents, and medical students. Patients who are awaiting or have received a kidney transplant are cared for by a team consisting of an attending physician, renal fellow and physician extender. The transplant team also provides for the management of patients in the liver transplant ICU who are awaiting or have received a liver transplant. Weekend coverage is provided by 2 attending physicians and 2 fellows.

Consultations: Consults are seen on the same day a consult has been requested, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The number of inpatient consults seen each month varies between 190 and 230.

Dialysis: The 11th floor dialysis center performs approximately 10,000 dialysis treatments per year in the ICU setting. In addition, a large number of continuous renal replacement therapies are administered in the various intensive care units under the supervision of nephrology attendings and fellows.

A fourth renal service composed of a renal attending and renal fellow also provides nephrologic management and dialysis services at the Select Specialty Hospital and Magee Women's Hospital.