UVM Medical Center - South Prospect, Burlington

Nephrology - 1 South Prospect Street

 (802) 847-3607

1 South Prospect Street
Rehab, Level 2
Burlington, VT 05401-5505

Nephrology Services

The University of Vermont Medical Center is the primary provider of care for most patients with kidney, or renal, diseases in Vermont and for many patients in northern New York.

Our Nephrology service provides renal replacement therapies for patients with end-stage renal disease including hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and continuous renal replacement therapies in the intensive care unit. Here, we have an experienced staff committed to training patients for a variety of home dialysis therapies. In conjunction with the Department of Surgery, the Nephrology service provides support for kidney transplantation and for kidney/pancreas transplantation.

In addition to patients with primary renal diseases, The UVM Medical Center serves patients with complicated hypertension. Faculty provide both inpatient and outpatient consultation.

The service is nationally recognized for its expertise in:

  • Management of acid-base and electrolyte disorders
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Hypertension
  • Acute renal failure

Regional Dialysis Services

The UVM Medical Center has an extensive outreach program with dialysis units in Barre, Rutland, St. Albans, South Burlington, and Newport. We visit these units regularly and are available for both on-site inpatient and outpatient consultation in Barre, Rutland, St. Albans, and Newport.

Treating Kidney Disease Throughout the Region

Kidney disease can involve a range of health issues that make daily life difficult. Kidney disease specialists, called nephrologists, are available to provide you with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, and to help you cope with the short and long-term health problems associated with your condition.

  • Edema/Ankle Swelling
  • Hematuria
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Stones
  • Proteinuria
  • Sodium and Potassium Disorders

Common Kidney Disorder Treatments

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Medication to Control Blood Pressure
  • Medication to Eliminate Edema
  • Treatment for Protein Loss in the Urine

Our nephrologists and staff provide comprehensive and compassionate care - whether you are coming here for an initial diagnosis, or have chronic kidney disease and need treatment and support.

Our nationally recognized doctors are also researchers and teachers who are abreast of the latest developments in their fields. Our team of health care professionals will support you throughout your health care experience.

Our UVM Medical Group doctors offer specialty expertise for numerous kidney disease problems, including:

  • Acute and chronic kidney failure
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Acid-base balance disorders

We also provide specialty care in acute and chronic hemodialysis on-site and a number of home options, including peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis including the NxStage System. Our hemodialysis clinics are located in multiple locations across the state.


The Nephrology Clinic provides a program for the comprehensive diagnosis and management services for all forms of difficult to manage hypertension in conjunction with Surgery and Radiology at The UVM Medical Center.

The Burlington clinic also provides plasmapheresis services for patients with systemic diseases involving the kidney and provides support services for kidney and kidney/pancreas transplantation in conjunction with our surgeons.

Dialysis Locations

Main Campus - Burlington
Shepardson Building, Level 4
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 802-847-5269

35 Joy Drive
S. Burlington, VT 05403
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 802-847-3030

130 Fisher Road
Barre, VT 05602
Hours: Monday - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 802-225-7033

8 Crest Road
Doctors Office Commons
St. Albans, VT 05478
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 802-847-5002

160 Allen Street
Third Floor Dialysis
Rutland, VT 05701
Hours: Monday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 802-747-6239

189 Prouty Drive
Newport, VT 05855
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Phone: 802-334-2711

Home Dialysis Training and Support

Our home dialysis training site supports Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Hemodialysis (NxStage) modalities.

The home program staff provides dialysis training and can discuss dialysis options, schedule consults, and answer questions concerning home dialysis treatment or supplies.

35 Joy Drive
S. Burlington, VT 05403
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 802-847-2130

Home Dialysis 24-Hour Phone Support

We offer 24-hour phone support for home peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis (NxStage).

Phone: 802-847-2130

Nephrologists and Research Staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center are currently screening volunteers for various Clinical Research Studies. These studies are investigating novel therapies that may improve the outcome of your kidney disease. Your current therapy will not be changed, and only additional therapy may be added. You may be eligible for study participation if you meet one or more of the following criteria:

All research study visits, medical tests, and study drugs are provided to eligible participants at no cost. Reimbursement for participant time and travel is provided.

Current Nephrology Clinical Trials

Qualifying for a Clinical Study

Ask your doctor if there are any available research studies for your condition. Every clinical trial has specific safety criteria that define which patients can participate in the trial.

For more information:

Penny Fairhurst, RN
Clinical Research Nurse
University of Vermont Medical Center
1 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401
penny [dot] fairhurstatuvmhealth [dot] org (Penny[dot]Fairhurst[at]uvmhealth[dot]org)