Clinical Care

fellow Richard Jenkins, MD; faculty member Ashish Kataria, MD.

Professors and trainees alike — including faculty member Ashish Kataria, MD (left), and fellow Richard Jenkins, MD — are proud to provide top-quality care to patients.

Physicians in our division are dedicated to advancing the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of kidney diseases through comprehensive, empathic patient care.

Our nephrologists’ rich educational backgrounds and their meticulous attention to patients’ needs contribute to our division’s reputation for distinguished clinical care. 

Members of our faculty have received national recognition for their patient-centered care and efforts to raise the standards of medicine. 

In-Depth Knowledge of Diseases and Conditions

Combined, our specialists have decades of experience managing a broad range of diseases and conditions. We have clinical expertise and special interests in areas including:

  • acute and chronic kidney diseases
  • polycystic kidney disease
  • end-stage renal disease
  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • inflammatory diseases of the kidney
  • toxin-induced kidney injury
  • kidney stones
  • disorders of body fluids and electrolyte function
  • complex glomerular and autoimmune diseases
  • hereditary kidney diseases
  • hypertension, resistant and secondary hypertension, renovascular hypertension
  • kidney-related complications in pregnancy

Experts On Advanced Treatments and Procedures

Our division is at the forefront of kidney disease treatment; our faculty see patients in state-of-the-art facilities and deliver the full spectrum of innovative care.

Our specialists are committed to helping patients and their families understand risk factors and complications of treatments.

Some of our physicians provide electronic consultation to primary care physicians who need counsel in managing patients with renal conditions.

Leaders in Transplantation

Our nephrologists have specialized knowledge on renal transplantation; members of our division are part of Erie County Medical Center’s Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care, a program for world-class renal treatment.

Collaborating with a transplant team, our faculty care for patients with chronic or end-stage kidney disease throughout the transplant experience. Our specialists see prospective living-donor kidney candidates during the donor evaluation process and are involved in pre-transplant testing, screening and consultation for prospective recipients. 

Additionally, our physicians provide medical and immunological care to transplant recipients in the postoperative period.

Authorities on Dialysis

Our faculty use their extensive expertise on renal replacement therapy to help each patient decide on a suitable dialysis modality.

Members of our division have experience caring for both in-center and home hemodialysis as well as peritoneal dialysis patients. They strive to ensure that patients who perform dialysis at home receive optimal care.

Our physicians also have valuable experience managing dialysis patients not suited for care in freestanding dialysis units due to multiple medical problems or marginal vascular access.

Far-Reaching Care

Faculty in our division direct and are attending physicians on a variety of services through UBMD and at clinics and medical centers around the Western New York region, including:

  • inpatient: consult services, dialysis unit
  • outpatient: consult services, transplant clinics, dialysis unit, hypertension clinic
  • inpatient: consult services
  • inpatient: consult service
  • inpatient: consult services
  • outpatient: renal clinics, dialysis unit

Niagara Falls Renal Office

  • outpatient: general nephrology clinic

Rounded, Dedicated Professionals

Our physicians are actively involved in promising research and clinical trials, and we are dedicated to educating the next generation of nephrology specialists.

Moreover, to stay current on the newest treatment modalities and advocate the highest quality care for patients, our faculty members work with global kidney groups and are members of organizations such as:

  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Women’s Health Community of Practice Committee, American Society of Transplantation
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology
  • American Medical Informatics Association