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The Department of Renal Medicine, Singapore General Hospital is a premier referral centre for the evaluation and management of a range of renal diseases. It is comprised of five sub-specialty clinical services that include Clinical Nephrology, Haemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Critical Care Nephrology, Renal Transplantation and Interventional Nephrology.  The current head of the department is Dr Marjorie Foo Wai Yin.

The Clinical Nephrology Service provides for the evaluation and management of all types of renal diseases including glomerulonephritis, diabetic nephropathy and hypertension. Referral clinics in this subspecialty also provide for evaluation of urinary abnormalities, urinary tract infections, polycystic kidney disease and other renal conditions. The Service provides Real time Ultrasound-guided renal biopsy and 24 hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring as indicated for management of patients.    

The director in charge of haemodialysis centre is Dr Sheryl Gan.  The Haemodialysis Service provides haemodialysis for patients with end stage kidney failure who are admitted to hospital and evaluates and manages patients with complications from haemodialysis. In addition, the Service manages patients with acute renal failure requiring temporary acute haemodialysis or Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, including Slow Continuous Ultrafiltration, Haemodialfiltration, Haemofiltration and its variants. Facilities for charcoal hemoperfusion are also available for cases of poisoning.

A state of the art Dialysis Centre, comprised of a 20-station unit, running at 3 shifts a day, with additional stations for isolation, caters to standard bicarbonate haemodialysis as well as heparin free haemodialysis, dialysis with sodium modeling and isolated ultrafiltration for inpatients with special needs. 

The director in charge of peritoneal centre is Dr Marjorie Foo. The Continuous Peritoneal Dialysis Service provides training and education for patients with end stage kidney failure accepted into the PD programme and is the regional referral centre for training in both Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) and Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD). PD patients receive prescribed dialysis suited for their needs and lifestyle. Modified dialysis regimens including amino acid-based or Icodextrin-based dialysates are offered to meet unique needs of patients. The CAPD Day Unit caters to the training needs of PD patients and provides for the evaluation and management of patients with complications of Continuous Peritoneal Dialysis. 

The Director in charge of Critical Care Nephrology service is Dr Manish Kaushik. The Critical Care Nephrology service provides acute extra-corporeal blood purification services, for critically ill patients with acute or chronic kidney injury admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICUs), High Dependency Units or Intermediate Care Areas (ICAs).

The Director of Renal Transplantation is Dr Terence Kee. The Renal Transplantation Service provides a comprehensive service for the management of patients undergoing kidney transplantation. It evaluates kidney failure patients for suitability for living donor or cadaveric kidney transplantation and assesses suitability of potential donors for kidney donation. The program coordinates the preparation of patients for transplantation and provides full investigation and management of patients after transplantation. A Transplant Resource Centre serves as a Help Centre for transplant patients to access information regarding their care. The Centre also provides for an ongoing educational program for transplant patients to help prevent complications after transplant and to optimize outcomes. 

The Director- in charge of Interventional Nephrology service is Dr Tan Chieh Suai. The Interventional Nephrologist Service provides a comprehensive service for the management of renal patients undergoing insertion and removal of dialysis catheter. Renal Biopsy is also performed in the nephrologist suite to evaluate the cause of end stage renal disease.

The Department also manages three non-clinical areas, namely the Organ Transplant Unit, Renal Registry and Coordinator Unit and the Renal Laboratories. The Organ Transplant Unit coordinates the transplant activities for the Ministry of Health, Singapore, including management of the data base for the Organ Donor Register and other Registers and coordinates Organ Procurement activities. It provides the necessary infrastructure to coordinate organ and tissue procurement in the nation under a single body. The Manager in charge of this unit is Ms Lu York Moi.

The Renal Registry and Coordinator Unit provides patient education to renal patients in terms of self-care, retardation methods, dialysis counseling, application for subsidized dialysis and provides case management for renal patients. The unit also manages the registry for the End Stage Renal Disease patients. The Manager in charge of this unit is Ms Lydia Lim Wei Wei.

The Renal Laboratories provide clinical support for the performance and processing of renal tissues for biopsy and histopathology. In addition, the laboratories perform studies on urine immunoelectrophoresis to aid in the management of glomerular diseases. Research in immunochemistry, immunology in glomerular disease and transplantation, and molecular biology and genetics of renal disorders is supported by the laboratories.   The person in charge of Renal Lab is Ms Chin Yok Mooi.