In addition to clinical and research training, the Division of Nephrology at Stanford is actively involved in efforts to increase awareness about chronic kidney disease.  More than 20 million adults (1 in 9) have chronic kidney disease and many are not aware that they have a serious medical condition. This is a great concern to us and one of our core missions is to educate primary care doctors and the general public about the importance of early detection and intervention of kidney disease.

We are also involved in promoting continuing education for kidney doctors, dieticians, social workers and nurses, all of whom care for patients with kidney disease. Our commitment to service reaches throughout the Bay Area with the goal to broaden the awareness nationally and internationally.

Patient and Physician Resources 

National Kidney Foundation
A major volunteer organization that works to prevent kidney disease, provide help for those affected by kidney disease and their families, and to increase awareness and the availability of organs for transplant.

National Kidney Foundation of Northern California and Northern Nevada
There are over 2 million people who either have or are at risk for developing kidney disease in Northern California. Visit this site for information and fund raising events in your area.

American Society of Nephrology
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is organized and operated exclusively for scientific and educational purposes. It seeks to improve the quality of care for renal patients and cooperates with other national and international societies and organizations involved in the field of Nephrology.

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