VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Chief of Renal Section
: Paul M. Palevsky, MD
Attending Physicians: Geetha Chalasani, MD, Linda Fried, MD

Dialysis Program

Hemodialysis Director: Mohan Ramkumar, MD
Peritoneal Dialysis Director: 
Linda Fried, MD
The VA Dialysis Program at the VAPHCS provides in-center hemodialysis, home peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis for veterans with end stage kidney disease, as well as in-patient dialysis services for hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease or acute renal failure. The dialysis program serves as the primary venue for providing renal fellows instruction in outpatient dialysis management.


Renal Clinic

The VA Renal Clinic provides outpatient management of patients with all forms of kidney disease. The clinic serves as a major teaching venue for internal medicine residents and renal fellows.


Consult Service

The VA Renal Consult Service provides inpatient management services for patients with acute and chronic renal failure, transplant patients, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, glomerulonephritis and a variety of other nephrologic problems. The service is staffed by a renal fellow who rounds with an attending. Medical students may also rotate on this service.


Renal Transplant Program

Director: Mohan Ramkumar, MD
The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System was designated as a VA regional renal transplant program as of January 2, 2002. As one of six VA renal transplant centers, the program provides renal transplant services for veterans with ESRD throughout the Northeastern United States.

Division of Renal-Electrolyte Academic Offices

A919 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(412) 647-3118