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 in the Pre-Dialysis Clinic.
    • The Multi-Care Kidney Clinic (MCKC) supports 2070 Nephrology Clinic 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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General Nephrology Clinic

This is an outpatient clinic where patient visits are dedicated to the management of nephrological conditions. In this clinic, you will be seen by a nephrologist who will assess and monitor your kidney condition.

It will be important to bring all of your medications as you will also be seen by a Pharmacy Technician who will review your drugs and dosages.

Church site – Main floor

Tel: 416-658-2241
Fax: 416-658-2242

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday to Friday

Home hemodialysis unit

This unit helps patients set up home hemodialysis. This option provides patients with a number of treatment options at home. The program is designed for patients who would like to maintain an independent and active lifestyle, and have more control over their treatment.

200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1N8

416-658-2264

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m . Monday to Friday

In-centre hemodialysis

Our in-centre hemodialysis unit provides state-of-the-art dialysis hemodialysis services in a comfortable, spacious environment. We have 60 private dialysis stations, each with its own computer.

Level 1

416-242 -1000 x22000

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday

Inpatient nephrology unit

This unit has 32 beds with the capacity to provide in-room dialysis treatments.

Level 9

Inpatient hours

Multi-Care kidney clinic

This clinic helps patients and their families understand kidney disease and how to slow down its progression. We provide patients access to specialized services to help them maintain a state of wellness while living with chronic kidney disease.

200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1N8

416-658-2241

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Transition care unit

This unit provides patients new to dialysis with the care and support needed to adjust to dialysis treatment.

200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1N8

416-243-4699

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday

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)