Kidney Disease: A Health Disparity with Keith Melancon, MD

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three American adults is at risk for kidney disease. Some minority populations are at increased risk – Black Americans are 3 times more likely and Hispanics are 1½ times more likely to have kidney failure compared to White Americans.  Dr. J. Keith Melancon, Chief of the Transplant Institute at George Washington University Hospital discusses issues contributing to this health disparity.

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The GW Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center and the GW Transplant Institute received the 2019 National Kidney Foundation Community Partnership Award at the 39th Annual Kidney Ball on Nov. 23 in Washington, D.C.
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GW Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center and GW Transplant Institute present a video to "Learn the Symptoms of Kidney Disease" with J. Keith Melancon, MD, Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery, Director of the Transplant Institute, GW Hospital, Professor of Surgery