Division of Nephrology

Sanna-Cherchi Lab


The Kidney Genetics Clinic utilizes a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and genetic counselors, as well as state of the art diagnostic techniques, to provide comprehensive genetic services for adult patients with rare and inherited forms of kidney disease.

These services include: Comprehensive medical evaluation for genetic forms of kidney disease

  • Ordering and interpretation of genetic test results
  • Pre-and post-genetic testing consent and counseling
  • Guidance for medical management and follow-up care
  • Referrals to other medical specialists to help address the unique medical needs of our patients
  • Genetic counseling and testing for at-risk family members
  • Genetic counseling and testing for living kidney donors

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Enroll in our Research Studies

If you are interested in participating in our research studies or have any questions, please contact us.


Research Positions

Positions are available for highly qualified candidates interested in mammalian genetics and genomics. Prior experience in molecular genetics, statistics or bioinformatics is preferred. For inquiries, please email Dr. Sanna-Cherchi and include a cover letter and CV (or NIH Biosketch).


Donations: Support our cause

You can support our research program by making a tax-deductible donation. You will receive a thank-you letter confirming receipt of your contribution.

For more information about donations, please contact our Director of Development, Michele Amendolari, via Tel. at (212) 342-3147 or (646) 841-4649, or via email: mma2280@cumc.columbia.edu.

To donate, please make a check payable to “Columbia University Division of Nephrology” and note separately the Lab, Researcher or Faculty member in whose name you wish to make the gift.


For other inquiries

Simone Sanna-Cherchi, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

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