Kidney Care

Humber River Hospital is a leading regional centre for Dialysis Services. We are one of Toronto’s largest dialysis programs with a well-established pre-dialysis clinic. We serve patients from diagnosis to treatment and monitoring.

Humber River Hospital’s Nephrology program is a leader for Kidney Care Services.

Here are some Fast Facts about our program:

  • The multidisciplinary team includes Nephrologists, a Program Director, Managers, Clinical Practice Leaders, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses, a Home Dialysis Coordinator, a Body Access Coordinator, Dialysis Assistants, Dialysis Technologists and Clerical Staff.
  • Approximately 62,000 hemodialysis treatments are provided annually.
  • Services provided:
    • In-Centre Unit consists of 60 stations at Wilson site (serving 400 patients) and 12 stations at Church site (serving 72 patients).
    • The Multi-Care Kidney Clinic (MCKC) supports 600 patients.
    • The Nephrology Clinic supports 2070 patients.
    • Home Dialysis Services supports 180 patients.
    • Transition Care Unit consists of 6 stations to support patient decision making about the choice of treatment modality (method)
    • An acute care inpatient Nephrology Unit, which has 32 beds, is dedicated to the care of inpatients of the Nephrology Program.
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Dr. Murray J. Berall

Dr. Murray J. Berall

Nephrology

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Dr. Harold Borenstein

Dr. Harold Borenstein

Nephrology

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Dr. Gavril Hercz

Dr. Gavril Hercz

Nephrology

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Dr. Danica Lam

Dr. Danica Lam

Nephrology

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Dr. David Mendelssohn

Dr. David Mendelssohn

Nephrology

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Chief of Nephrology
Dr. Gihad Nesrallah

Dr. Gihad Nesrallah

Nephrology

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Dr. Andreas Pierratos

Dr. Andreas Pierratos

Nephrology

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Transplant Consultation and Coordination

We provide pre-transplantation planning and coordination with transplant programs in Toronto at the Toronto General Hospital and at St. Michael’s Hospital.

We participate in the Ontario Renal Network/Trillium Gift of Life Network provincial strategy which promotes access and improving patients’ experiences with kidney transplantation with a major focus on living kidney donation.

We support the Transplant Ambassador Program in Ontario.  This Program has been created by living kidney donors, recipients and family members who are passionate about supporting patients living with chronic kidney disease and their family members in learning more about kidney transplantation and living kidney donation.

Our Transplant Ambassadors connect with patients and family members in the MCKC environment and in In-Centre to describe living donation/receiver experiences and to provide support to those with kidney disease.

Our patients learn about kidney transplants via the Explore Transplant Ontario patient education initiative.

Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)

The Nephrology Program PFAC includes 6 to 10 patient and family advisors who help in the following ways:

  • Share their story with clinicians, staff and other patients
  • Participate in discussion groups
  • Review or help create educational or informational materials
  • Work on short-term projects.

Should you wish to contact a member of our PFAC, please call the PFAC Phone Line: (416) 243-PFAC (7322)