• A
  • A
  • A

Chief Welcome

Sandeep K. Mallipattu
Sandeep K. Mallipattu, MD, FASN
DCI-Martin R. Liebowitz Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, 
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

We are excited to welcome you to the Nephrology and Hypertension Division at Stony Brook Medicine. The overarching mission of our division is to provide unparalleled health care to our patients and community. We strive to accomplish this by integrating various facets of Stony Brook Medicine to train future nephrologists, engage in cutting-edge research, and directly improve the health of patients with kidney disease.

We provide a comprehensive and expert service for patients with a wide variety of kidney disorders including acute and chronic kidney diseases, diabetic kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, hypertension, electrolyte disorders and glomerular diseases. Our physicians and staff at the Stony Brook Kidney Center have world-class expertise in managing patients on in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and home hemodialysis. Our faculty and staff are committed to working as a team with urology to provide robust support to our kidney transplantation program at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Our fellowship training program serves to train the best nephrologists in the country, with more than 100 graduates from our program. It is our responsibility to educate current and future nephrologists, and we consider it a priority that our educational programs are the best in the country. Our trainees are exposed to a high volume and wide variety of clinical cases and work alongside our faculty to address the overarching mission of our division. Furthermore, our partnership with Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center provides a unique experience for our trainees in improving the health of veterans with kidney disease. We welcome you to review the details of our nephrology fellowship program (https://medicine.stonybrookmedicine.edu/medicine/nephrology/fellowship) at Stony Brook. Our research in the division is focused on the entire spectrum of kidney disorders from investigating the fundamental mechanisms to prevention and treatment, in order to facilitate the development of therapeutic interventions that has direct benefit to patients suffering from kidney disease. Along with our partnerships with other institutions, such as Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiCold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and other disciplines at the Stony Brook University, we are exposed to a rich academic environment that facilitates collaborations and opportunities for ongoing research. In addition, our investigators have published in top-tier peer reviewed journals and their research is supported by the National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs, American Heart Association, and Dialysis Clinic Inc. We welcome you to review the details of our exciting research programs at Stony Brook.

The Center for Disease Control and the National Kidney Foundation estimate more than 30 million American adults suffer from chronic kidney disease and millions more are at risk. Over the last decade, the number of patients cared by our division as well as extramural research funding has dramatically increased. I invite you to learn more about our division and faculty members. From our impressive history in providing excellence in patient care to the cutting-edge science we perform today, the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Stony Brook Medicine is in a position to succeed for decades to come.