U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Subramaniam Pennathur
Subramaniam Pennathur, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology
A Message from our Chief

For over 50 years, the Division of Nephrology has been nationally and internationally recognized for the excellence of its clinical care, and its rich and diverse research and education programs.

"Our focus is to provide sensitive, comprehensive care to our patients, conduct cutting-edge research and advance education to prevent and treat kidney disease" - Subramaniam Pennathur, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology

Patient Care

We provide state-of-the-art care to patients from across the country in all areas of kidney disease - acute and chronic kidney diseases, cystic diseases of the kidney, diabetes, fluid and electrolyte disorders, glomerulonephritis and glomerular diseases, lupus, hypertension, kidney and pancreas transplantation, kidney-related metabolic disorders, kidney stones, and rate and genetic kidney diseases. Learn more.


Our multidisciplinary research programs are at the forefront of science. We conduct basic, clinical, and outcomes based research. Learn more.

Education and Training

We believe that because of the diverse interests of our talented faculty and the outstanding strengths of Michigan Medicine, we provide one of the premier training experiences in Nephrology in the United States. Learn more.