Nephrology & Hypertension

Advanced Care Close to Home

Our nephrologists care for patients with all forms of kidney disease and hypertension. We offer care for chronic kidney disease, clinical hypertension, glomerular diseases, interventional nephrology, and transplant nephrology. Working with cardiologists, endocrinologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, and rheumatologists, we are dedicated to helping each patient achieve optimal quality of life through treatment designed to fit individual medical needs.

Nephrology focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases that affect kidney function. Since many of these are chronic, nephrologists also work with patients to help manage their conditions and prevent progression. The nephrology team will also discuss nutrition and manage your treatment plan, whether it be hemodialysis at home or at a dialysis center, peritoneal dialysis, or kidney transplant.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

All locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

  • Acid-base disorders
  • Acute kidney injury (acute renal failure)
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Cardiorenal syndrome
  • Chronic kidney disease (chronic renal disease)
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Glomerular diseases
  • Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  • Hematuria
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), including resistant hypertension
  • Kidney cancer
  • Kidney stones
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Pre- and post-kidney transplant care
  • Proteinuria
  • Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), including hemolytic uremic syndrome
  • Vasculitis, including vasculitis due to hepatitis
  • Diagnostic testing for renal insufficiency, including creatinine levels, and blood work and urinalysis
  • Dialysis and dialysis access evaluation
  • Hemodialysis access (vascular access)
  • Home hemodialysis
  • Immunosuppressive therapy following kidney transplant
  • Kidney biopsies
  • Kidney cancer treatment
  • Kidney transplant
  • Medications
  • Monitoring kidney function
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Procedures for arteriovenous fistulas and grafts
  • Renal replacement therapies for end stage renal disease
  • Stent placements for arteriovenous fistulas and grafts
  • Tunneled hemodialysis catheter insertion, exchange and removal
  • Vessel mapping

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

At the Albany Med Health System, part of our mission is fostering educational opportunities for the next generation of medical professionals. We offer two Nephrology Fellowship positions at Albany Medical College, including a two-year clinical nephrology fellowship and a three-year combined nephrology and critical care fellowship. Through our Nephrology Division, medical students have access to a wide range of training resources and are under the mentorship of experienced faculty members.

Learn more about our Nephrology Fellowship positions. 

Rachid Daoui, MD
Every member of our team treats our patients with respect and compassion. We are in this together, every step of the way.”
Rachid Daoui, MD