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The Division of Nephrology at The Ottawa Hospital provides clinical care to residents of Ottawa and most of Eastern Ontario who suffer from kidney diseases. The Division’s active kidney transplantation program also serves as a tertiary referral centre for the Renfrew and Sudbury area.

The Ottawa Hospital’s Nephrology program is one of the largest in Canada and offers a broad range of services to those affected by kidney diseases.

Dialysis care has transitioned from Fresenius Medical Care to The Ottawa Hospital and Kingston Health Sciences Centre.

As part of this transition, medical records for patients previously receiving care at Fresenius Medical Care have been transferred to the patient’s new care facility. Patient privacy is always a top priority, and all necessary precautions were taken when making this transfer.

These include various types of kidney dialysis, a kidney transplantation program and a number of highly specialized clinics offered at the Jindal Kidney Care Centre. Inpatient care is centralized at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital. We also offer, in association with The University of Ottawa, a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Residency Program in Nephrology. It can accommodate residents from Canada and abroad who wish to specialize in Nephrology. These are usually doctors who have completed residency programs in internal medicine. Our team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals strive to offer the best care possible to all our patients.


Our Services

The clinical services provided by the Nephrology Program are:

  • in-patient Nephrology unit at the General Campus
  • in-patient Nephrology consultation services at General & Civic campuses
  • out-patient Nephrology Clinics at the Riverside Campus for new referrals & follow-up visits
  • Renal Hypertension Clinics at the Riverside Campus
  • Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease Clinics at the Riverside Campus
  • Progressive Renal Insufficiency Clinics at the Riverside Campus
  • Kidney Transplant Program
  • Home Dialysis Program (Home Hemodialysis & Home Peritoneal Dialysis)
  • Hemodialysis at  multiple sites

For more information, see Nephrology Programs and Clinics .

Our Team


Members of the Division of Nephrology participate in each of three spheres of activity: clinical care, education, and research conducted mostly at The Kidney Research Centre. We seek to recruit world-class nephrologists who will strengthen our academic programs, fostering the provision of high quality care to our patients.

Current members of the Division of Nephrology can be seen at Physicians.

Clinical Administrative Team

The Nephrology Program is supported by a clinical administrative team that includes, a clinical director, clinical managers, Advance Practice Nurses, a technical manager, nurse educators, quality improvement coordinator and a chronic kidney disease prevention management project lead and administrative assistants.


Nurses play a vital role in the nephrology program and care for patients in a variety of areas, including hemodialysis, transplantation, ambulatory care, home dialysis and inpatient nephrology. Nursing staff are specially trained to work in these different areas and receive ongoing continuing education. Our nursing staff includes both RN’s and RPN’s. Nurses are encouraged to become involved in professional associations such as the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists (CANNT).

Other Health Professionals

Other members of our interdisciplinary team include: Social workers, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Dialysis Technologists and Spiritual care workers.

We have the added support of an Infection Control nurse, dialysis access nurses, and Living Donor and Recipient Coordinators supporting Kidney Transplantation.

We have strong support team that consists of clerks, secretaries and nursing aide support staff.

Our dedicated health-care team all strive to provide the best care possible to patients with kidney disease.

Making an Appointment

If you are already a patient of one of the clinics at the Jindal Kidney Care Center, you can make an appointment with your doctor by calling (613) 738-8207.

Patients who are not followed in one of our clinics will need a physician referral to the Jindal Kidney Care Center.

Physician offices can fax these referrals to (613)738-8384. All referrals are promptly triaged by a nephrologist and patients are seen according to the urgency of the situation.

Contact Us

All the Nephrology Clinics are located at the Jindal Kidney Care Center, on the 5th floor of the Riverside Campus.  Please call (613) 738-8207 for all patient inquiries. 

The postal address of the Riverside Campus is:

The Ottawa Hospital – Riverside Campus
Box #100 – c/o Tina Marsh
Admin Suites A217
1967 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1H 7W9

Inquiries about the Division of Nephrology/Nephrology Program can be directed to:

Dr. Gregory Knoll
Division Head, Division of Nephrology
The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa
613-738-8400 ext. 82536


Janet Graham, MHScN, CNeph(C)
Clinical Director, Regional Nephrology Program
Regional, Director, Champlain LHIN Ontario Renal Network|
The Ottawa Hospital / Ontario Renal Network
613-738-8400 ext. 88227 (Admin Assistant: Tina Marsh)

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Last updated on: December 28th, 2022