Our kidneys are responsible for filtering out waste products from our blood, which is then passed out of the body as urine. As a result, many diseases affecting the kidneys aren’t limited to the actual organ, and may originate from sources outside the renal system. The Nephrology division at Nassau University Medical Center is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the full array of renal and hypertensive disorders. Using a variety of diagnostic tools, including ultrasound-guided renal biopsies, urinalysis and immunological studies, NuHealth’s nephrologists treat conditions such as:

  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine)
  • Proteinuria (excess protein in the urine)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Chronic Urinary Tract Infections
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte Disorders or Acid-Base Imbalance
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

In addition, NuHealth’s Nephrology division manages dialysis units at both Nassau University Medical Center and A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility.

To contact a nephrologist, please call 516-572-1800.
To contact the NuHealth Dialysis Center at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility, please call 516-572-1800.

Clinical Staff
Chief – Leah Balsam, MD
Sofia Rubinstein, MD
Zae Kim, MD