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Your kidneys do a lot of work. They remove waste from your body, help regulate fluids and produce key hormones, as well as vitamin D to keep your bones strong. If you have problems with your kidneys – like diabetes, kidney stones, infections or high blood pressure – you need expert medical care. The nephrology team at Cambridge Health Alliance can help, with treatment for a wide range of kidney problems for patients age 16 and up.

Because kidney problems are connected to other health issues we provide a team approach to care. Our Nephrologists will work with your primary care team and your other doctors to give you what you need. We can also help you prevent kidney problems in the future.

Your Care at its Best

A personalized approach to kidney health

There is no one-size-fits all approach to kidney disease. Diet, nutrition, blood pressure management and medication all need to be personalized for each patient. The same goes for major care decisions, like whether dialysis or kidney transplant are needed. Our highly trained, experienced nephrologists offer care that fits each patient’s unique needs. Together, we’ll help you make the best decisions for your health.

Services We Offer

  • Managing chronic kidney disease
  • Anemia management
  • Fluid management
  • Hypertension management
  • Assistance with dialysis

Conditions We Treat

  • Kidney problems
  • Kidney stone prevention
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Diseases like polycystic kidney disease or medullary cystic disease
  • Potassium sodium and other Electrolyte problems
  • Blood in the urine
  • Protein in the urine

Where You Can Find Us


CHA Cambridge Hospital

1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139


Everett Hospital

CHA Everett Hospital

103 Garland Street
Everett, MA 02149



Katarina Illanes, MD


  • Nephrology (Kidney Disease)

Neeraj Jain, MD


  • Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
  • Internal Medicine

Elizabeth Phipps, MD


  • Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
  • Internal Medicine
Ashraf S. Selim, MD

Ashraf S. Selim, MD


  • Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
Jill Melendez Young, MD

Jill Melendez Young, MD


  • Nephrology (Kidney Disease)
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