Contact Us

Peter D. Hart, MD, FACP, FASN
System Chairman, CCHHS Nephrology

Hektoen Building, Suite 639
627 South Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 864-4600
Fax: (312) 864-9569

Inpatient Consultation

The inpatient consultation service sees hospitalized patients in the emergency department, intensive care units and general medical/surgical wards according to the rubric detailed below, which determines the team evaluating the patient.

  • “Acute” consults have renal/hypertension related problems such as suspected secondary hypertension, malignant hypertension, electrolyte disorders, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, proteinuria, hematuria or related disorders.
  • ESRD patients have current dialysis access and are currently receiving hemodialysis or Peritoneal hemodialysis and are admitted to the hospital for any reason.
  • Consultations are ordered in Cerner or the inpatient service may call the renal fellow pager, (312) 740-4731, during daytime hours or the nighttime pager, (312) 740-5450, after 5:00PM or on weekends (see the plan of the day on the intranet).

Outpatient Renal Clinics

We provide comprehensive wide spectrum diagnostic and therapeutic services to the patients with known or suspected kidney diseases across the Cook County Health & Hospital System. Our clinics are located at John Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Specialty Clinics Center, Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center and Oak Forest Health Center.

Patients with a wide range of conditions, such as acute or chronic glomerular diseases, cystic diseases of the kidneys, acid-base and serum electrolyte disorders, hypertension, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease and rare and genetic kidney diseases are evaluated and treated in the General Nephrology Clinic

Care for the patients with Lupus, HIV, recurrent kidney stones and Diabetes associated kidney diseases is provided in our subspecialty renal clinics.

Clinic Sessions and Locations

Clinic F, John H. Stroger, Jr. Specialty Clinics Center
1901 West Harrison, Chicago, IL 60612
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons – 1:00PM – 5:00PM
(312) 864-4600

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center
2020 West Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Wednesday afternoons – 1:00PM – 5:00PM
(312) 572-4500

Oak Forest Health Center
Building E, 15900 South Cicero Ave.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Thursday afternoons – 1:00PM – 5:00PM
(708) 633-4293

Important Contact Information

Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Division of Nephrology
(312) 864-4600

Stroger Dialysis Unit

clinic6The Dialysis Unit at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital provides modern, state of the art patient care facilities and a talented team of nephrologists, nurses, renal dietician, and social worker who have vast experience in the care of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD).


Our dialysis unit is located on the east wing of the second floor of the main hospital. We have 8 dialysis stations including isolation station for providing dialysis treatments to patients. We provide both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis services to hospitalized patients, 24 hours, 7 days a week. Our unit also serves as a transition unit for patients who are initiated on hemodialysis and waiting for placement at other dialysis units.

We provide dialysis services to a diverse population with wide spectrum of pathology. We have 10 quality improvement projects that are designed to improve and offer the best possible dialysis care for our patients. We have a dedicated multidisciplinary team who work tirelessly to enhance the care of the patients. This provides an excellent educational opportunity for the fellows in training making them exceptionally competent in diagnosing unique medical diseases and adept in dealing with cultural differences that are commonly seen with chronic medical conditions. Overall, our dialysis unit offers unique educational experience to both our fellows and residents, which enriches their learning experience.

Dialysis Staff

Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Director, System Wide Dialysis Services

Dr. Amit Joshi
Director, Stroger Dialysis Unit

Catherine M. Strong, RN
Dialysis Nurse Coordinator

Contact & Location

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Dialysis Unit, Clinic J
1969 West Ogden
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 864-3919 / (312) 864-3920