St George Hospital - Department of Renal Medicine
The Department of Renal Medicine at St George Hospital runs an active clinical research program that is broadly focused on hypertension in chronic kidney disease, progression of chronic CKD, hypertension and the renal disorders of pregnancy and renal palliative care. St George Hospital is a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales.
Clinical Science Research
Clinical Research Themes
1. Hypertension research
Hypertension and vascular disease in chronic kidney disease
2. Chronic kidney disease health systems research
Patterns of referral of CKD management
Progression of CKD
Prevalence of CKD in a hospital population
3. Blood pressure methodology
Validation of currently available BP monitoring devices with ABPM
Accuracy of home BP devices in the CKD population
4. Hypertension and renal disease in pregnancy
Validation of BP monitoring devices in pregnancy
The new renin-angiotensin system in pre-eclampsia
Immediate and long-term outcomes of hypertension in pregnancy
Clinical and physiological studies
5. Renal palliative care research
The impact of a Renal Supportive Care service on patient survival, symptom control and Quality of life.
1. Advanced Nephrology Training Positions: The St George Renal Department is part of the East Coast Renal Services. Advanced trainees will receive training in General Nephrology, Transplantation, Dialysis, Obstetric Medicine and Renal Palliative Care.
2. Nephrology Research Fellow: The Department offers 1 Clinical Research Fellowship each year for Advanced Trainees who wish to undertake clinical research within the Department.
3. Higher Degree: PhD, Masters, Honours and short term projects are also available.
Dr Sharon Ong
P : 02 9113622
E : email@example.com
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