About Us


Our division is the primary provider of care for patients with kidney diseases in Vermont and upstate New York. We provide kidney replacement therapies for patients with end-stage kidney disease including in-center hemodialysis and home dialysis, by either peritoneal or short daily hemodialysis and treatment of acute kidney failure using continuous kidney replacement therapies in the intensive care unit. Our experienced staff members are committed to training patients for a variety of home dialysis therapies. In conjunction with the Department of Surgery, we care for patients undergoing kidney or kidney-pancreas transplantation. In addition to patients with primary kidney diseases, we serve as a referral base for patients with complicated hypertension, electrolyte disorders, kidney stones, and genetic kidney diseases. Faculty provide both inpatient and outpatient consultation, and are nationally recognized for our expertise in the management of acid-base and electrolyte disorders, diabetic nephropathy, hypertension, and acute kidney failure.

Our faculty are involved in the training of medical students, fellows and internal medicine housestaff. We support primary care providers throughout the region by providing educational programs on hypertension treatment, clinical kidney disease prevention, and dialysis and transplantation.

We are engaged in clinical and epidemiologic research supported by a variety of grants (Federal, UVM, industry and foundation). Ongoing trials involve novel therapies for control of hypertension, prevention of acute kidney injury, improving care of patients on dialysis, and innovative educational programs for fellows in Nephrology. See Clinical Trials for a list of ongoing studies and contact information.

Macaulay Onuigbo MD MSc MBA FWACP FASN
Professor of Medicine


Locations & Clinics

Our team is housed in the University Health Center on South Prospect Street in Burlington near UVM and adjacent to The University of Vermont Medical Center. Our research and education facilities are physically located on the University of Vermont campus. Learn more about living in Burlington.

Outpatient dialysis clinics are located at:

  • Joy Drive, South Burlington
  • Central Vermont Hospital, Berlin
  • North Country Hospital, Newport
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland
  • St. Albans Dialysis Center, St. Albans