Meet Kidney Academy

End stage renal disease (ESRD), specifically dialysis access, is a complicated condition treated by a variety of medical specialists with varied perspectives and skill-sets. Population growth predictions suggest that the burden of providing maintenance dialysis in coming decades will be daunting.


Access to reliable and applicable training in ESRD / dialysis access is limited, and significant treatment protocol disparity exists globally among professionals.

After just six months of launching, we have a global representation of 600+ members spread over 40 countries


At Kidney Academy, we believe that training empowers the medical treatment team and is paramount to improve patient outcomes. 

Our Why


What is Kidney Academy?

Kidney Academy, a non-profit entity dedicated to the global dialysis access community, is currently building an online platform to deliver accredited training and education and offer a forum for collaboration and idea sharing for this community.

 *ACCME: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Kidney Academy is created by the medical care team for the medical care team. Join your colleagues in training and collaboration as we develop this resource.


To support Kidney Academy via an unrestricted educational grant to support our mission of delivering education and collaboration to the global dialysis access community, please email directly at

Mission & Vision

Who: Kidney Academy is global multidisciplinary clinical community of Physicians (Nephrology, Interventional Nephrology, Interventional Radiology, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery, General Surgery) Nurses, Technologists, and other clinical staff who are dedicated to ESKD patients requiring lifesaving access for dialysis.

How: Kidney Academy bridges the knowledge and understanding gaps that exist between medical specialties, global regions, access team roles and positions, and between the clinical experts advanced in their careers and the younger trainees emerging as the next leaders. We welcome diversity and a growth mindset for the shared goal of improved patient care. Kidney Academy promotes education and collaboration of the multidisciplinary team via CME accredited content and an online discussion forum focused on Cases, Journal Publications, and other topics of interest to the clinical community.

Why: Kidney Academy’s vision is an educated clinical care team who communicates and makes decisions in a coordinated and open fashion centered around the best interest of individual patients.


The Faculty

The Faculty has collectively joined together for a common mission to share education about dialysis access. They bring extensive experience in clinical research, transplantation, dialysis access, interventional procedures, and nephrology.  


The Faculty and Supporting Faculty bring a vast experience in training and leadership in the ESRD and dialysis access field and aim to have a global impact with this innovative training and collaboration resource.