Nephrology and Hypertension

Our practice provides compassionate, comprehensive and state of the art care to every patient afflicted with kidney disease and or high blood pressure. Our program was ranked #3 in the nation, out of more than 1600 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, as published on July 16, 2012. In 2007, the NYPH Kidney Disease program had the best overall reputation score nationally. Our center provides optimal and individualized patient care.

The division provides evidence-based clinical care for patients afflicted with acute or chronic kidney disease; renal consultations and state of the art renal replacement therapies (acute dialysis, chronic dialysis, and continuous renal replacement therapy) are provided by renal attending physicians.

Our center has a long and distinguished history in kidney transplantation. Our transplant nephrologists specialize in all aspects of kidney disorders and manage patients before and after kidney transplantation. For more information please visit

The Hypertension Center, within the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, is one of the few dedicated hypertension practices in the tri-state area devoted exclusively to patients with disorders of blood pressure and circulation. Our mission is to provide comprehensive care to our patients, including evaluation for causes of hypertension and management of cardiovascular risk factors. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, hormonal profiling, pulse wave analysis, and complete cardiovascular evaluation are available. Existing data show that most people worldwide do not have their blood pressures well controlled. The patients managed at our internationally acclaimed Hypertension center do much better than national statistics with respect to blood pressure control, and are significantly better protected from the ravages of uncontrolled blood pressure.

Office Staff at Our Center

Virginia Garcia

Frances Gillen

Jennifer Grimes

Rochelle Katz

Marie-Ange Losco