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University Nephrologists specialize in the management of patients with end-stage renal disease, pre- and postoperative care of kidney tranplant patients, and immunosuppressive therapy. Our nephrologists collaborate with transplant surgeons, cardiologists, dietitians, social workers and other specialists to carefully evaluate and manage transplant candidates, recipients and living donors.


Dr. Vasil Peev is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. His clinical expertise is in kidney disease and kidney transplant. He completed his fellowship at the Univeristy of Miami Jackson Medical Center in nephrology.

Dr. Peev speaks Spanish, German, and Serbian.

Dr. Saltzberg is the medical director of kidney transplant and pancreas transplant. His clinical expertise includes kidney disease, kidney stones, and kidney transplant. 

Dr. Saltzberg completed his fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.

Our practice offers specialty programs in the following areas:
  • Transplant candidacy evaluation
  • Immunosuppression management
  • Living donor consultation 
  • Kidney biopsies

In addition, we provide thorough diagnosis and treatment for transplant patients with the following conditions:​
  • Acute and chronic kidney failure
  • Intrinsic kidney deseases including:
    • diabetic nephropathy
    • hypertensive kidney disease
    • glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney stones
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Electrolyte and acid-based problems

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University Nephrology
1725 W. Harrison St.
Professional Building III
Suite 161
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-4252
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