What Makes Us Special

Historical Perspectives
The Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension has been training fellows and caring for patients with kidney disease in South Florida for more than five decades. During this time we have trained more than 180 nephrologists who have gone on to successful careers in the private sector and academic setting throughout the United States and around the world. This proud tradition of education, research and patient care has been carried forward during these years by a dedicated faculty, many of whom have committed their entire careers to this Division and provided the stability and tradition that defines who we are. The unique opportunity of having a public hospital, private University Hospital and Veterans Hospital all on one campus has provided the backdrop and synergy that has resulted in the introduction of many cutting-edge patient care modalities to South Florida, including our multi-organ transplant center.

As a consequence of generous philanthropic support, the Division has matured into both a clinical center of excellence specializing in managing the most challenging cases coupled with a powerful research program centered around the Katz Family Drug Discovery Center. Our unique geographic location as a gateway to the Caribbean and Central and South America as well as Europe has enabled us to be a magnet for the very best talent in physicians and physician- scientists from many continents and to be a destination for patients seeking the best medical care. The recruitment of such a diverse faculty has been a continued strength of the program that translates directly into the maintenance of excellence in the training program.

The Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center
The generosity of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family has helped establish The Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center, which has supported many junior investigators and has greatly advanced the research enterprise of the Division. In addition, the Center fosters collaborations across Departments in the Miller School of Medicine. Ongoing collaborations with more than 20 different institutions from 5 different continents contribute to the emispheric visibility of the Division and of the Center. Our faculty is contributing to groundbreaking translational research that will improve the lives of patients with kidney disease on a global basis.

Investigators in the Katz Family Division of Nephrology have contributed to the field with high impact peer-reviewed publications.

Miami Transplant Institute (MTI)
The Miami Transplant Institute was created as an affiliation between Jackson Health System and UHealth. The first of its kind in the U.S., MTI is comprised of a full multidisciplinary team of physicians with medical, pediatric, and surgical sub-specialties.

As nephrology fellows you will be exposed to the pre-transplant evaluation and immediate post-operative management of living and deceased kidney transplant patients. Fellows also participate in the management of acute and chronic rejection of kidney transplants and serve as consultants to other organ transplant recipients who develop renal or electrolyte complications.