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Charles W. Heilig, M.D.

Welcome to the site for the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension located on the metropolitan campus of the UF College of Medicine.

The division provides professional services to Northeast Florida at UF Health Jacksonville, a 695-bed tertiary care teaching hospital. Our professional activities include:

  • The provision of hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • An outpatient clinic for the diagnosis and therapy of all forms of kidney disease and hypertension
  • Medical education for residents, fellows, UF medical students and practicing physicians
  • Clinical and basic research programs in the field of nephrology and hypertension
  • The information contained on the subsequent pages is designed to provide a view of our division and contact information to answer any additional questions you may have.

    Charles W. Heilig, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension; Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship

    News & Announcements

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    Upcoming Events

    Aug 31

    Renal Physiology - Proximal Tubule

    From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM