Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 30 million Americans.  The kidneys’ various functions include balancing the body’s electrolytes, stimulating the production of blood, and metabolizing and eliminating waste from the body.  The kidneys’ ability to properly complete these functions is interfered with in CKD.  The progression of CKD to the later stages leads to patients needing dialysis and an increased risk of death.  Kidney transplantation is a life-saving option.  Patients with CKD stage 4 or 5 or who are on dialysis can be listed for a transplant.

When is it Time to Consider a Transplant?

Kidney function is measured using the serum creatinine to calculate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR). A patient is eligible to be listed for kidney transplantation when the GFR is less than 20 mL/min per 1.73 m2

Learn more about kidney transplants


Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a kidney disease specialist, please call our scheduling line:


Transplant Clinic Lab Hours

Monday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Wednesday: 9 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am to 4 pm
Friday: 7 am to 3:30 pm

Patient Resources

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Research & Clinical Trials

Research is a critical part of what we do at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Learn more about our research on treating and managing advanced disease and transplantation surgery.