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Michael Klein, M.D., J.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
New York Medical College

Chief of Nephrology
Westchester Medical Center





The Division of Nephrology at Westchester Medical Center has 10 full-time clinical faculty members. Additional allied professional staff include senior attendings, fellows, house staff and medical staff, who participate in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care. Clinical care is provided with a pathophysiological approach. Team members are also actively involved in clinical and basic science research, where they participate in NIH and industry sponsored research; studies involve chronic kidney disease, transplantation of new kidneys and dialysis disorders.

The renal team provides the entire scope of advanced critical care nephrology, including continuous and intermittent dialysis support for heart transplants, heart assist devices, trauma and burn patients, liver and kidney transplants and oncology patients. More than 2,000 kidney transplants have been performed at Westchester Medical Center. The renal team provides primary nephrology and consulting services for transplantation, which also include kidney-heart and kidney-liver tandem transplants.

More than 6,000 inpatient hemodialysis treatments are done each year at Westchester Medical Center. Attending nephrologists conduct more than 35,000 dialysis treatments. All forms of chronic dialysis treatment, including home hemodialysis and home peritoneal dialysis, are available.