Section of Nephrology and Hypertension
Naljayan, Mihran V., MD - Program Director
Alex Hymel - Program Coordinator
The Section of Nephrology offers a fellowship program with transplant experiences at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital. The program is accredited and approved for a total of five fellows at this time.
Students and residents can participate in various clinical or animal research projects. The focus of research are in the areas of obesity hypertension, job stress related hypertension, the effects of new antihypertensive drugs, as well as new medications for End Stage Renal Disease, with a particular interest in the assessment of the effects of various treatments in the progression of renal disease, or in the prevention of complications in the dialysis patient.