Section of Nephrology
Farhad R. Danesh, MD
Professor and Section Chief
The Nephrology section specializes in disorders and diseases of the kidneys in cancer patients. Our mission is to provide the highest level of patient care, expand the frontiers of basic and clinical investigation in nephrology, and support state-of-the-art training and education in Nephrology. Our full time faculty members are dedicated to clinical practice, research and teaching. The Section has a robust research agenda comprising of activities ranging from bench to bedside and are actively engaged in research activities spanning over the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in kidney damage to the effect of BK virus infection in stem cell transplanted patients. The Section currently trains one onco-nephrology fellow per year. The onco-nephrology fellowship emphasizes clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases and hypertension in cancer patients, and a basic understanding of renal physiology and pathophysiology.
Visit the Danesh Laboratory page for more information on nephrology research.
Although kidney disease is very common in patients with cancer, most nephrology trainees have little exposure during their fellowship to several renal syndromes that are unique to patients with cancer, including conditions caused by the cancer itself and by its treatment. MD Anderson's Onco-Nephrology Fellowship provides experience in the management of unique problems in cancer patients such as nephrotoxicity from traditional chemotherapy as well as targeted therapy, renal disease after stem cell transplant, myeloma related kidney disease, paraneoplastic renal disease, and electrolyte disorders secondary to cancer or cancer therapy. Trainees will also gain experience in critical care nephrology and renal replacement therapy, as well as in the psychosocial aspects of renal replacement therapy during near-end of life care. Visit the Onco-Nephrology Fellowship page for more information on the program.
Farhad Danesh, M.D., Professor and Section Chief, Nephrology
Grecia Alvarado-Fuentes | Sr. Administrative Assistant
PO Box 301402, Unit 1468
Houston, TX 77230-1402
1400 Pressler Street, FCT13.6082
Houston, TX 77030-3722
Faculty & Staff
Jianyin Long, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Daniel Galvan, Ph.D., Instructor
Nathanael Green, Graduate Student