Dr. Clay Block Joins Nephrology

May 8, 2018

Dr. Clay Block is a professor of medicine in the division of nephrology with interests in clinical reasoning and the relationship/tension between the provision of health care and the administrative and economic constraints placed on providers. As this month’s featured … Continued

Lauryn’s Kidney Story

April 27, 2018

At the age of 4, Lauryn Mulder was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease known as IgA vasculitis. In the years that followed, she required a variety of medications, frequent blood work and regular clinic visits with her pediatric nephrologists at the … Continued

Pursuing Kidney Health in the Kingdom of Bhutan

March 6, 2018

Far away in a small Himalayan kingdom, where light and color have a mystical allure and steep mountains hold thousand-year-old Buddhist monasteries, a country pursues gross national happiness, measured by the collective well-being of its people. Physically isolated from most … Continued

Meet the Nephrology Trainees: Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH

March 2, 2018

Dr. Kiri Bagley is a first year fellow in pediatric nephrology. Kiri Bagley, MD, MPH Education MD/MPH: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2009-2014 Pediatric Residency: University of North Carolina, 2014-2017 Hometown Sunbury, NC Hobbies and Interests I enjoy spending … Continued

Flythe Earns the Woods Junior Faculty Award

February 7, 2018

(Republished from the UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine Newsroom) Jennifer Flythe, MD, always wanted to be a doctor, dating back to her days as a three-year old playing with a Fisher Price doctor’s kit. Her inspiration was … Continued

Pediatric Kidney Trial Combines a Simple Diet with Moments of Magic

December 5, 2017

Disney is a place to make wishes and memories, not necessarily the place for a diet. But what if it could change a child’s life? That’s what researchers are hoping to learn. Two-year-old Nadiya Dockery with nephrotic syndrome was one of 20 children who participated in a grand medical experiment at Disney Resorts in August, joined by her mom Kaley Williams of Sanford, NC.

UNC Nephrologist Joseph Dwight Russell, MD, Died November 11, 2017

November 27, 2017

The nephrology community is saddened by the loss of Dr. Joseph Dwight Russell who was a practicing nephrologist at Joseph D. Russell, MD, PA, affiliated with UNC Health Care. Dr. Russell led a medical career defined by innovation, integrity, and abundant compassion for his patients and community.