Welcome to Penn State Hershey Nephrology
Penn State Nephrology covers a full array of services in dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension, inpatient service, consultation service, and outpatient consultative and long-term follow-up activities.
All modalities of dialysis are available, including hemodialysis, acute hemodialysis, hemofiltration, chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD), chronic cyclic peritoneal dialysis (CCPD), and continuous venoveno hemofiltration dialysis (CVVHD). A cadre of eighty dialysis patients are followed long-term. Additionally, dialysis is performed as necessary for patients undergoing kidney transplant and for transients visiting the area. The kidney transplant service is active performing 100 kidney transplants per year. This program also performs combined kidney/pancreas transplants and liver transplants as well.
The inpatient and consultation service are combined into one active service that follows an inpatient census of 15 to 20 patients. The outpatient clinic sees a broad spectrum of clinical renal diseases, including renal stones, renal tubular acidosis, glomerular diseases, hematuria/proteinuria, chronic renal insufficiency, and complicated hypertension.
Sekhar receives grant to study iron deficiency screening
Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, has received one of three Sackler Institute for Nutrition Sciences Research Awards. Sekhar will receive $50,000 for her project, “Improving detection of iron deficiency among United States adolescent females.”More...
Nursing students at Hershey wear jeans to support Rare Disease Day
Students in Kerri Nelson's Nursing 350 class at Penn State Hershey wore jeans to spread awareness of Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28.More...
Student’s CPR action helped give Penn State Hershey doctors time to provide care
Milton Hershey School junior Randy Gibson never imagined he would use his CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training. That was until last September, when a school houseparent collapsed in front of him.More...
The Medical Minute: Many people with congenital heart disease living longer
At one time, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried fatal prognoses. That has changed, though, thanks to technological advancements.More...