Hospitals and Facilities
The Training Programs in Nephrology takes advantage of 3 major teaching hospitals. This provides outstanding opportunities to participate in the care of a diverse patient population.
Methodist University Hospital
The Methodist University Hospital is a 696 bed hospital located only two blocks from the MED and VA. It is the flagship hospital for Methodist Healthcare, Inc., an integrated delivery network that includes 7 hospitals in the Mid-South, as well as rural clinics, minor medical centers, and home health care. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution. Unique features include hospitalist ward teams and a transplant center.
Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute: Nationally recognized for its success with kidney, liver, kidney-pancreas and pancreas
transplants, Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute has been a leader
in the field for more than 30 years. The program offers hope to patients with conditions
such as kidney failure, end-stage liver diseases such as cirrhosis, Hepatitis C and
Partnering with the University of Tennessee, the program is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the life expectancy for its organ transplant patients through research breakthroughs, excellence in surgical techniques and meticulous post-operative care.
Regional One Health
The Regional 1 Medical Center (MED) provides unique opportunities for management of public patients. Total beds are approximately 330. The hospital houses the level 1trauma center, regional burn center, and newborn center. Staffing is by university faculty. Estimated emergency room visits are about 30,000 per year. Regional One Health includes the flagship acute care hospital Regional Medical Center (The Med) as well as an extended care hospital, rehabilitation hospital, outpatient surgery center, primary care network and outpatient center.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Memphis VAMC is committed to providing its veterans with the most up to date medical care. The 293 bed facility houses state-of-the-art heart catherization suites, ICU, and dialysis units. The VA has also positioned itself as a leader and advocate in the field of medical informatics. A patient's medical information can be accessed from any computer terminal. This includes progress notes, discharge summaries, x-rays, CT scans and EKGs. The Memphis VA is a center of excellence for cardiology and nephrology. The VA is also the principle site where residents learn geriatric medicine. In addition, many of the VA faculty are actively engaged in clinical and basic research.
University Vascular Access Center (Fresenius Vascular Care)
The University Vascular Access Center is a freestanding interventional outpatient center. Physicians are specialists in dialysis access management and innovators in the field of minimally invasive therapies for a number of medical conditions. They are committed to improving quality of life for our patients with high quality healthcare that is readily accessible, utilizes the latest technology, reduces avoidable hospitalizations, and meets the needs of the communities we serve. Nephrology trainees participate in elective rotation through the access center.
Nephrology trainees rotate through the out-patient Satellite Healthcare dialysis facilities to gain experience in long term care of patients receiving renal replacement therapy. Satellite Healthcare is among the nation's leading not-for-profit providers of kidney dialysis and related services, with a strong interest in home dialysis.