Renal Medicine and Transplantation

The Renal Medicine and Transplantation Department provides a tertiary level service for all aspects of renal medicine in the Northern metropolitan area, with outreach services to Joondalup, Stirling, the Midwest (Geraldton, Carnarvon) and the Southwestern region of Western Australia.

We provide comprehensive renal care for patients with acute and/or chronic kidney disease, as well as, other related conditions such as resistant hypertension and fluid/electrolyte disorders. We provide a comprehensive dialysis service incorporating hospital, satellite unit and home dialysis, using haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

We are one of only two state referral centres for renal transplantation, coordinating the care of transplant recipients in all stages of their management including cadaveric, living related and living unrelated kidney donation. Furthermore, we are the only referral centre for Liver Kidney Transplants and the Tumour-resected Kidney Program.

In addition to providing an inpatient and after-hours service, we also offer general nephrology/dialysis clinics, a multi-disciplinary Low Clearance Clinic, multi-disciplinary Renal Genetics Clinic and Adolescent Transition Service in collaboration with the Perth Children’s Hospital. Other services include ultrasound-guided native and kidney transplant biopsies, pre-dialysis and CKD education, dialysis access creation and monitoring in conjunction with specialist nursing staff and other disciplines.

The Department is heavily involved in the teaching and mentoring of medical students, junior doctors, basic physician trainees and renal advanced trainees. There is a strong commitment within the Department to advancing renal research as shown by active involvement in several investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials which covers both basic and translational science.

SCGH Renal Specialist Referral

Outpatient Referrals should be sent to the Central Referral Service (CRS) (external site). For urgent referrals, please contact the on-call Renal Registrar or Renal Physician.

Head of Department

  • Dr Doris Chan MBBS FRACP PhD

Specialists

  • Prof Neil Boudville MBBS MMedSci(Clin Epi) FRACP FASN
  • Dr Aron Chakera MBBS(Hon), MRCP(UK), DPhil, PGDipLATHE
  • Dr Gursharan (Sharan) Dogra MBBCh BAO FRACP PhD
  • Dr Brian Hutchison MBBS FRACP
  • Dr Wai Lim MBBS FRACP PhD 
  • Dr Hadley Markus MD FRACP
  • Dr Harry Moody MBBS FRACP
  • Dr Brian Siva MBBS FRACP
  • Dr Robyn Yeo MBBS FRACP MMedSci(Clin Epid)
Last Updated: 14/10/2019