U.S. News and World Report ranked our renal division #6 in the area of kidney disease. Fellows and residents from all over the world seek to train here, drawn by our exceptional clinical and research reputation. In fact, the chief of BWH's renal division, Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD, is also president of the American Society of Nephrology. The American Society of Nephrology, comprised of more than 12,000 members, leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.
As part of Brigham and Women's ongoing commitment to challenging the boundaries of what is currently feasible in medicine, the hospital is expanding and enhancing opportunities in the area of renal and pancreas transplantation. The ultimate goals are to make every transplant a success that lasts a lifetime, to streamline patient evaluation and follow-up, ensure the best possible patient care experience, and to provide an infrastructure for patient-related research to continually move the best ideas from the bench to the bedside.
The objective of the Center is to improve the patient and family care experience, expand educational resources and support services, and ongoing delivery of the highest quality clinical care. In addition, the Center will be the hub for the kidney transplant clinical research that is vital to the development of transplant care improvement. The Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Center will provide a model for comprehensive and coordinated care that is efficient, patient-centered to deliver the highest quality, safest, and most comprehensively integrated patient care available.