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Nephrology and Primary Care

We welcome you in our department and wish you a speedy recovery. For many patients, a hospitalization involves stress and worry about their health.

We take your worries very seriously and will do everything on our part to alleviate your suffering and facilitate an expeditious recovery.

Our Department is specialized in the treatment of general medical and kidney-related conditions. This commonly involves caring for patients, in whom one or more organs are affected by disease, including patients who have recently left an intensive care setting.

We cooperate closely with all other medical and surgical departments within the Medical Center - University of Freiburg.

Diagnostics & Treatment

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Cystic kidney diseases
  • Von Hippel–Lindau (VHL) disease
  • Phaeochromocytoma (PCC)
  • Autoimmune diseases (Lupus erythematosus)
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC)
  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC)
  • Renal angiomyolipoma
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome (Gasser syndrome)
  • Fabry disease
  • Neurofibromatosis (NF)
  • Nephroptosis
  • Alport-Syndrom (hereditäre Nephritis)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Plasmapherese
  • Immunoadsorption
  • H.E.L.P. apheresis
  • Liver dialysis
  • Continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF)
  • Preparation and aftercare of kidney transplantation
  • Preparation and aftercare of AB0-incompatible kidney transplantation


out-patients per year1.700
in-patients per year5.350
medical specialists31
dialysis units (24/7)18

Our physicians

  • Prof. Dr. Gerd Walz

    Medical Director

  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kühn

  • PD Dr. Elke Neumann-Haefelin

  • PD Dr. Stefan Zschiedrich

  • Dr. Florian Grahammer

  • Dr. Yakup Tanriver

  • Dr. Johanna Schneider