Department of Nephrology

Year of establishment: 1998

The Division of Nephrology was created in 1976 in the Department of Medicine, and was upgraded to full department in 1998. DM (Nephrology) course was started in 1980. Post Graduate Diploma in Dialysis Therapy (PGDDT) was started in 1999. The department have three sanctioned teaching post (Lecturer, Reader and Professor one each). The department hold a prominent place in the country with respect to its teaching and research activity. The thrust research area of department is; acute renal failure, diabetic nephropathy, renal diseases in elderly and renal disorder of pregnancy. The department provide regular renal replacement therapy (RRT), renal biopsy and CAPD in addition to care of patients with all kind of renal diseases. The publication of department in last five years (2002-2007) included; 38 papers including 10 in international journal, and five chapter in books. The department have organized national conferences, and several CME programmes. Many distinguished scientist from abroad and India have visited the department. The department is also involved in international project " Screening and early evaluation of kidney disease (SEEK)" a multi- centre study in India. The "SEEK Project" is sponsored by International Society of Nephrology and Harvard School of Medicine (USA). Future plan include development of cadaveric renal transplant, and to create the regional centre for renal sciences.