U.S. Renal Care Kidney Research

We believe in the power of science to improve lives

U.S. Renal Care’s Kidney Research team is comprised of nephrologists and clinical staff who have a deep understanding of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from decades of kidney research and direct patient care. Our team writes, designs, and conducts clinical trials, and our work spans across academic collaboration, independent research, investigator-initiated research, industry-sponsored research, and federally-funded research in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Our Work

Learn more about recent trials and research work our team has been involved in.

Therapy Dogs in the Dialysis Clinic: A Qualitative Study Examining Hemodialysis Patients’ Attitudes Toward an Animal-Assisted Intervention

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Akebia Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results of Phase 4 IMPACT Study of Auryxia® (ferric citrate) for In-Center and Home Dialysis Patients

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Trial Design of FRONTIER: Ferric Citrate for the Prevention of Renal Failure in Adults with Advanced CKD

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Could pet therapy keep dialysis patients on track with their appointments, medications?

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Feasibility and Acceptability of SARS-CoV-2 Screening among Patients Receiving Hemodialysis: A Pilot Study

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“As physicians and clinical scientists, our mission is to do everything in our power to improve the lives of our patients by bringing them truly innovative medicines which have the potential to solve the most meaningful problems they face.”


– Geoffrey A. Block, MD, FASN, Associate Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President, Clinical Research & Medical Affairs

Our Guiding Principles

We are passionate about the importance of incremental and transformative advances in CKD care and are motivated by the courage and resilience of people living with CKD.

We are dedicated to supporting patients, each other, and the communities in which we work. Our collaborative and patient-focused approach delivers meaningful outcomes.

We are energized and partner with everyone in our organization to change the lives of people living with kidney disease. We believe in a sleeves up, hands on approach to research.

Doctor with patient in a red sweater inside clinic.

If you are interested in learning more about U.S. Renal Care Research, or whether research may fit into your practice, email us at Research@USRenalCare.com