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Peter D. Hart, MD, FACP, FASN
System Chairman, CCHHS Nephrology

Hektoen Building, Suite 639
627 South Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 864-4600
Fax: (312) 864-9569

Research activities focus on clinical and translational research in Nephrology and Hypertension as follows:

Current MultiCenter Trials

START-CKD: Strategies Using Darbepoetin to Avoid Transfusions in Chronic Kidney Disease study. Peter Hart, MD, On-site Principal investigator; Albert Osei MD, Co- PI; Amit Joshi, MD Co- PI; Jocelyn Ko-APN, Study coordinator.

C-PROBE: Clinical phenotype resource and Biobank core to understand Kidney disease. K. Perumal, MD, On-site PI.

NEPTUNE: Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network- International consortium for rare nephrotic syndromes. K. Perumal, MD, On-site PI.

LUPUS cohort study. . K. Perumal, MD, On-site PI.

MENTOR: Membranous Nephropathy Trial of Rituximab- in collaboration with Mayo clinic. Amit Joshi, MD, On-site PI.

Molecular Genetic Analysis of Inherited Kidney dysfunction and Glomerular Disease. In collaboration with M. Pollack; Harvard University. Mark Kraus, MD, PhD, on-site PI.

Original & Ongoing Studies

Multifactorial intervention in patients with advanced nephropathy ADN (with Endocrine Division). Peter Hart, MD,   Co-Principal Investigator.

Use of granulation tissue derived stem cells to prevent onset of membranous GN in active Heymann nephritis model. Mohan Abraham, MD and Ashok Singh, PhD

Studies involving regeneration of injured adult rat kidney by fusing activated omentum to the injured edge of the kidney. K P. Gudehithlu PhD and Ashok Singh, PhD.

Evaluation of urinary exosomal biomarkers (peptides, ceruloplasmin and Metalloproteinase (MMP) activity) in Diabetic kidney disease. K P. Gudehithlu PhD and Ashok Singh, PhD and renal clinical faculty.