Department of Medicine


The Division of Nephrology is committed to the research, treatment and prevention of kidney diseases, including acute and chronic renal failure, complications of chronic dialysis treatment, hypertension, and kidney stones and cystic disease.

Led by Sharon Moe, MD, the Division of Nephrology is home to one of only nine National Institutes of Health O’Brien centers for advanced imaging of kidneys. This division is focused on understanding the mechanisms of disease, and faculty nephrologists at IU School of Medicine provide active leadership in the National Kidney Foundation and Renal Physicians Association. Division of Nephrology physicians provide high-quality care with low mortality rates in its dialysis units and provide expertise for referrals from all over the Midwest United States. This division’s training program produces graduates who are well-equipped for the future of nephrology care.

PhD investigators
dialysis patients annually


Scientists and clinician-investigators in this division perform a broad range of research--from basic molecular and cellular biology to translational and clinical research.
Clinical Care

Clinical Care

Faculty physicians work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure each patient is provided with outstanding care and receive the therapy that is best suited to meet the individual’s needs and lifestyle.


The Nephrology team offers two fellowship programs: a categorical fellowship in nephrology and a Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.

Home to the Largest Transplant Program in Indiana

Indiana University School of Medicine is home to the largest transplant program in Indiana, with more than 200 kidneys transplanted each year. The Division of Nephrology survival rates for kidney transplants—and overall—exceed the national average, and ongoing laboratory investigations are exploring the mechanisms and treatments of acute kidney injury, polycystic kidney disease and diabetic nephropathy. This team of specialists are also investigating how tubular dysfunction leads to long-term fibrosis and kidney failure.