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Joseph Mattana, M.D.
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Thank you for visiting the website of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Winthrop University Hospital, Clinical Campus for the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In the clinical realm, our division provides high quality care for a wide spectrum of kidney disorders and hypertension in both the hospital and outpatient settings. The division is committed to helping patients receive the best possible care and to protecting them from developing end-stage kidney failure with the help of a multidisciplinary program. For those who do have or are at high risk to develop kidney failure, we work closely with the Kidney Transplant Program at Columbia University Medical Center, one of the leading transplant programs in the country. The Transplant Team from Columbia comes to Winthrop on a regular basis to provide patients with transplant evaluations right here at our conveniently located office in Mineola, NY on Long Island. Having this program helps our patients get kidney transplants at a rate which exceeds the expected rate by 108%. The care provided in the dialysis unit in Mineola meets or exceeds results both locally and nationally in all areas of Best Treatment Practices and has a standardized mortality ratio which is significantly better than the national average. The Winthrop Dialysis Program has also recently been awarded the distinction of 5 Diamond Status by the IPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of New York focusing on patient safety. In addition to high quality in-center dialysis services located at convenient sites on Long Island, we have a large home dialysis program for those patients who prefer to receive their treatments at home.

The division also has an ACGME-accredited fellowship program providing an extensive exposure to clinical nephrology with a group of highly dedicated nephrologists with superb clinical, teaching and mentoring skills coupled with an innovative learning program and research experience. We also provide educational experiences in nephrology for residents and students through an elective which provides broad-based exposure to multiple aspects of nephrology in the inpatient and outpatient settings to give them a representative exposure to the field of nephrology and to help them learn what nephrologists do in their careers.

Research is an important part of our division’s activities. Our clinical research includes work that is making important contributions to our understanding of salt and water metabolism, the use of clinical decision support to improve the care of patients with chronic kidney disease and many other areas including collaborative studies with other specialties. As part of the division’s commitment to education, we also carry out research exploring novel educational methods. Our division also carries out collaborative laboratory investigation with scientists at Winthrop in the area of vascular biology and the kidney. Finally, we have an active clinical trials program which studies a number of novel treatments in patients with kidney disease.

We welcome you to explore the rest of our website so you can learn more about our division’s patient care services, research and educational opportunities and please feel free to contact us.

Joseph Mattana, M.D. Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Winthrop University Hospital
200 Old Country Rd, #135
Mineola, New York 11501
Tel: (516) 663-2171
Fax: (516) 663-4619
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