Nephrology

Main Address

  • First floor
    Jenner Building
    Whittington Hospital
  • 020 7288 5276

Hours

The nephrology department provides diagnosis and treatment for patients with all forms of acute and chronic kidney disease (excluding dialysis and transplantation) together with the investigation and management of hypertension. There is particular clinical interest in diabetic nephropathy, resistant hypertension and renal disease associated with malignancy and haematological diseases (particularly sickle cell disease, thalassaemia and myeloma).

Investigations includes a full range of blood and urine investigations, renal imaging (ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT and MRI) and diagnostic renal biopsy where required. We work closely with the hospital’s diabetes, cardiology and haematology departments and provide a daily inpatient consult service.

Although dialysis and transplantation are not available at the Whittington Hospital, the renal unit at the nearby Royal Free Hospital provides these services. The management of outpatients with advanced renal disease who do not immediately require replacement therapy is managed jointly between the two departments. The link between the two departments is very strong with Dr Woolfson being clinical director of renal services at the Royal Free Hospital.

Helpline

020 7288 5551 (out of office hours there is a 24 hour confidential message service on this number)

Appointments

020 7288 5511

Further Information

Contact:

• An out of hours telephone number - Renal Reg bleep 3106

• Secretary details - Marcia Nickel/Martel Daley-Peart - Contact number TBC

• Direct dial, mobile and email address for each consultant and nurse specialist in the service

Key staff

Dr Mark Harber

Dr Mark Harber

Honorary Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Robin Woolfson

Dr Robin Woolfson

Consultant Nephrologist