Patrick Nachman, MD, FASN, is the new director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Prior to that, he was at the University of North Carolina, where his research focus has been on ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) since 1992.
Dr. Nachman is a longtime member of the Vasculitis Foundation’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board and has helped with the research program, conferences, symposia, and North Carolina Chapter for many years.
Dr. Nachman is building a multidisciplinary vasculitis program (MVP) at the University with the collaboration of physicians from nephrology, rheumatology, pulmonary medicine, ENT, dermatology, and pediatric nephrology.
The program goals are to provide integrated and coordinated multidisciplinary care to patients with systemic vasculitis, as well as give access to clinical trials in vasculitis.
Although the logistics of the program are still in development, they are in fact already participating in clinical trials in ANCA-associated vasculitis.
› Patients should ask to be seen in the Nephrology GN/ Vasculitis clinic, or specifically ask for Dr. Nachman, Dr. Surabhi Thakar, or Dr. Katti Woerner