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POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER
(617) 525-5863 hpkdcc@partners.org

Instructor in Medicine

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

The Kidney Genetics & PKD Clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an outpatient nephrology clinic specializing in the care of individuals with genetic and familial kidney disorders, with a special focus on polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Our clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and clinical care to those with known or suspected PKD and other inherited kidney diseases. Our team consists of kidney physicians with extensive training in genetics and PKD, a genetic counselor, renal nurses and practice assistants who work together to coordinate care, facilitate genetic testing and provide detailed teaching to patients and families. Given the frequent involvement of other organs in PKD, we created the BWH PKD Clinical Network, a multidisciplinary team of providers with expertise in PKD and its complications. This network includes liver specialists, urologists, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, and renal nutritionists, with the goal of facilitating referrals and coordinating clinical decision-making. We work very closely with the BWH Kidney Transplant team for timely, safe and effective transplant planning for our patients who need renal replacement therapy. We have also established a close partnership with the Boston Children’s Hospital’s Kidney Genetics Clinic, to facilitate the transition from pediatric to adult PKD care, as well as to provide exceptional care to young family members. Finally, our institution is involved in cutting-edge research in the field of PKD and kidney genomics, and home to the Harvard PKD Center for advanced research in polycystic kidney disease.
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