Welcome to the Web site of the Division of Nephrology at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County!
Stroger Hospital is part of the Cook County Bureau of Health Services, the largest component of the safety net for health care in Chicago and suburban Cook County. The hospital is located in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago's Near West Side, adjacent to Rush Medical College. Cook County and Rush are academic partners in medical education and research.
The increasing prevalence of renal disease and the continuing "epidemic" of hypertension in the Bureau's patient population have increased clinical demands on the Division of Nephrology/Hypertension. In 2009, the division managed approximately 7000 renal clinic visits, 1000 new inpatient consults (and 8000 inpatient consult-days), 7000 dialysis treatments (including 2000 acute hospital dialyses) and a large number of renal biopsies. The division maintains close ties with chronic dialysis facilities city-wide and other Bureau institutions, providing "24-7" consultations within and beyond the bureau. Close ties with ASC, GMC, the Diabetes Network and the CORE Center facilitate multidisciplinary care of many patients with early (or high risk for) renal disease.
The Division of Nephrology/Hypertension offers a combined fellowship with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).
For information regarding applying to our program please click here.