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We believe that educating renal professionals is the key to providing high-quality care to patients living with kidney disease.

Year-round, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s staff educates renal healthcare professionals regarding services we provide to the community. The Foundation offers CEU programs to ensure renal healthcare professionals are kept up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations in healthcare. These activities provide excellent networking and skill-building opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, contact us at (216) 771-2700 or


Educational webinar sessions are provided for healthcare professionals to give them information and resources to better serve patients. Webinar sessions will be posted here as they are scheduled. View recordings of past webinars here

Living Kidney Donation: One Solution for Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease
Wednesday, April 24 | 8:30 – 9:30am

Speakers: Rima Kang, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology,
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Jill A. Green, PhD
Medical Science Director, Field Medical Affairs,
Otsuka & Proud Living Kidney Donor

Sponsored by NephU
Presented with University Hospitals Transplant Institute



This annual two-day interdisciplinary conference features nationally recognized experts in the field of renal healthcare.

The 49th Annual Renal Symposium will be held on Thursday & Friday, September 12-13 at Wagner’s of Westlake in Westlake, OH. This conference addresses the latest issues and trends in dialysis and transplantation, and participants can visit with exhibitors to see the latest products and services related to kidney diseases. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for dietitians, nurses, social workers, dialysis technicians and transplant coordinators.


For questions or more information, contact us at (216) 771-2700 or

Platinum Sponsor

Medical Advisory Board

This advisory board of licensed healthcare professionals make recommendations with respect to grant research, patient care and procedures for the granting of funds by the Foundation

  • Chairperson - Arianna M. Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD
  • Vice Chair - Julie M. Plescia, MBA, BSN, RN
  • Secretary - Christina L. Delvalle, MSSA, LISW
  • Stephanie Ambrogio, MBA
  • Joshua Augustine, MD
  • Sandi Bielanski, MSN, CNP
  • Mirela A. Dobre, MD, MPH
  • Sandra V. Fried, MSSA, LSW
  • Haifa Hanna, MD
  • Amy Hazel, MSN, CNP, CNE, CNN-NP
  • RJ Picciano, BA, CHT, OCDT, CHBT
  • Emilio Poggio, MD
  • Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD
  • Sun'da M. Simmons, OCDT/BONENT
  • Titte R. Srinivas, MD, FAST