Post-Acute Kidney Injury Clinic

Post-Acute Kidney Injury Clinic

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a clinical syndrome characterized by an abrupt decline in kidney function due to a variety of causes. AKI usually occurs more commonly when other chronic conditions such as such as chronic kidney disease, diabetes or heart disease, present. However, it can also occur in people with normally functioning kidneys. Everyone is at risk, but some individuals are at increased risk. For example, AKI is common when patients are hospitalized for other reasons (sepsis, heart failure, cirrhosis, etc.) It is important for patients who have suffered an episode of AKI to followup with a nephrologist since patients with AKI have increased risk  of developing chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease, and death.

Kausar Hamiduzzaman, MD
Dr. Hamiduzzaman previously served as nephrology critical care faculty at the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. She has a strong interest in the prevention of acute kidney injury and in optimal approaches to enhance kidney recovery following injury.

Arshia Ghaffari, DO, MA, MBA
Dr. Ghaffari’s expertise includes the management of acute kidney dysfunction and facilitation of kidney recovery in the intensive care unit. He provides close follow-up and management advice for such patients in the outpatient setting.