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Kidney Center

Our providers offer complete diagnosis and long-term management of kidney diseases and hypertension. Evaluations and treatments are provided for renal insufficiency, polycystic disease, diabetes-related problems, hypertension, bone and mineral metabolite (kidney stone), osteoporosis, renal-transplant recipients and dialysis services.

Our Commitment to Racial Justice and the Community.

On behalf of the Department of Medicine

We rise in solidarity with all members of our community who are grieving and fighting against social injustice and structural racism. We want you to know that we are here for you and your families. We will support the cause of racial justice and are also well aware that inequality leads to poorer health care outcomes.

We recognize the strain on our community both emotionally and physically. We continue to provide the best medical care for you. We also understand the fear, mistrust and difficulties you may experience while navigating your healthcare needs, and will work to eliminate these barriers. We are committed to providing safe, accessible, and unbiased healthcare for all who are in need or desire it and we will partner with our community to learn how best to address inequities in effective and meaningful ways. We are here to care for you and share in your wellness. We encourage you to call us with any concerns as well as thoughts on how we can move forward in this necessary journey together. We are here with you, for life.

Osteoporosis Clinic


(Formerly the Bone & Mineral Metabolism Clinic)


Dialysis Access Clinic


(Formerly the Vascular Access Clinic)


The Kidney Center at Hennepin Healthcare provides specialized care and treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and related health issues. Having our kidney care services integrated provides continuity and community to our patients who are faced with chronic kidney disease. The comprehensive kidney team works together with patients to form care partnerships that lead to great outcomes.

Hennepin Healthcare was the first to bring dialysis to the midwest and performed the first kidney transplant in the upper Midwest in Feb., 1963. Hennepin Healthcare is known worldwide for the pioneering work that was done in dialysis and kidney transplantation.

The Chronic Disease Research Group of the Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute houses and administers the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR) with oversight and funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the United States Renal Data System Coordinating Center (USRDS) which is funded directly by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIKKD).

Healthy Matters | WCCO

Ask the MD

Dr. Hilden discusses heart disease and kidney disease, and how they are related, with Dr. Gautam Shroff.

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