Integrated nephrology and hypertension research

The Mayo Clinic Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Research sponsors innovative programs for both patient-oriented clinical studies and basic science research on the causes and progression of renal disease, with the goal of defining novel agents and methods for diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

The scope of research in the division reflects the broad nature of the field of nephrology and hypertension itself and includes investigations into topics including:

  • Acute renal failure
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Dent's disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Glomerular diseases
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation
  • Kidney regeneration
  • Mineral metabolism
  • Polycystic kidney disease and other inherited renal diseases
  • Renal cell cancer
  • Renal stone disease

Many of the division's basic science research programs are housed in the integrated Nephrology Research Unit in the Stabile Building at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota. The consolidated unit enables close interaction between principal investigators and improves access to core facilities.

The large and nationally recognized Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Research, Mayo Clinic's extensive patient populations, and the clinic's active, ongoing research programs together put Mayo in a unique position to accelerate advances in the care of patients with hypertension and kidney disease.

Integration of research into nephrology practice allows rapid translation into improved clinical care, while world-class nephrology education produces the next generation of expert nephrology and hypertension clinicians and scientists.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science's Nephrology Fellowship provides outstanding nephrology training in all aspects of clinical practice, research and education.

Postdoctoral research in the division is supported by the Kidney Disease Research Training Program, a training grant sponsored by the National Institutes of Health that has been in place since 1975. The objective of this program is to prepare scientists for a career in academic nephrology and basic renal sciences.