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Glomerular Diseases

Preventing End Stage Renal Disease in DC

The Division of Kidney Disease & Hypertension is pleased to announce the Center for Glomerular Diseases at The GW Medical Faculty Associates, the only center of its kind in the Washington, DC area.

Glomerular diseases are the third leading cause of end stage renal disease; however, if treated early, progression can potentially be prevented.

This multidisciplinary center works in close collaboration with Nephro-pathology, Radiology and Rheumatology to deliver a comprehensive care plan for patients with glomerulonephritis.

The center offers the following services:

  • Initial consultation
  • Second opinion
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Immunomodulatory therapies
  • Plasmapheresis

In addition to the established therapies for glomerular diseases, the center offers patients unique opportunities to participate in novel therapies as part of the ongoing research in the division and in collaboration with other centers throughout the world.

The center offers special care for:

  • Lupus nephritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Nephrotic syndrome

For an appointment in the Center for Glomerular Diseases:

  • Call (202) 741-3333
  • Select option 3 for Renal
  • Press 1 to schedule an appointment

The Center for Glomerular Diseases is led by Scott Cohen, MD, MPH, FASN.

Clinical Trials

  • A Phase II, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Atacicept in IgA Nephropathy
    This study is evaluating a new drug for the treatment of IgA Nephropathy