Kidney Disease: More Common Than You Think


Twenty-six million Americans suffer from some sort of kidney disease –more people are unaware they suffer from it. Kidney disease kills 90,000 Americans each year, more than breast and prostate cancer combined.


One in three American adults are currently at risk for developing kidney disease, and many are unaware of it.


One of the lesser known diseases that injures the kidney is called vasculitis.




It can cause a need for a kidney transplant if it goes untreated.


We will learn more about it today in my interview with Dr. Giullian.


Jeffrey A. Giullian, MD/MBA, a nephrologist and partner at South Denver Nephrology Associates, in Denver, Colorado, practices both general and transplant nephrology, including care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), end stage renal disease (ESRD), immunosuppression, hypertension and kidney stones.


In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he has an active research clinic focusing on phase 2 and 3 clinical trials.


He is active in renal research for patients with electrolyte abnormalities, polycystic kidney disease and diabetes.


Currently, Dr. Giullian is the Chairman of Medicine at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, the Chief of Nephrology at Swedish Hospital, and a member of the Porter Hospital Kidney and Pancreas Transplant team. He is also a Group Medical Director for the APEX group of DaVita Dialysis covering dialysis centers in nine states.


After earning a MD from Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2001, Dr. Giullian completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. He served as Baylor’s Chief Medical Resident from 2004-2005.


After completing his residency, he returned to Vanderbilt University Medical center for his nephrology training. During this time, from 2006-2007, he was Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Chief Fellow for the division of nephrology.

In addition to his MD degree, Dr. Giullian holds a MBA degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.


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