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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.


Vasil Peev, MD, is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Heidelberg Medical Faculty, Germany, and his residency and fellowship at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Peev has clinical expertise in kidney disease and kidney transplant. Additionally, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush Medical College and is fluent in five languages (English, German, Macedonian, Serbian, and Spanish.


Samuel Saltzberg, MD, is the Medical Director of Kidney Transplant and Pancreas Transplant. He completed medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, his residency at Brookdale Hospital, and his fellowship in Nephrology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Saltzberg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and has clinical expertise in kidney disease, kidney stones, and kidney transplant.


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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