The Nephrology Department was set up in 1984. Now it’s the key supportive discipline of Wenzhou Medical University and qualified to confer master degrees. There are 27 physicians, including 5 professors , 4 associate professors,10 doctors in charge ,3 doctor, 20masters in the division. Professor Zhaoxing Huang is discipline leader. Professor Yi Liu , professor Chaosheng Chen and professor Zhen Su are associate director. The The Nephrology Department comprises nephrology ward(93beds), blood purification center, peritoneal dialysis center, kidney pathology laboratory. Blood purification center has been set up for 31 years.There are 66 hemodialysis machines and high efficiency reverse osmosis water treatment machine in the center for almost all blood purification item. Peritoneal dialysis center was set up in 1995,and now there are about 290 peritoneal dialysis patients. Nephrology pathology Laboratory was firstly set up in 1993 and carry out light microscopy, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy. Now there are about 7000 renal biopsy cases. There are three key research areas in The Nephrology Department，
(1) Clinic and pathology of glomerular diseases;
(2) Chronic complications of maintenance dialysis;
(3) Chronic renal insufficiency progressional mechanism. This division has undertaken national and provincial continuing medical education programs for14 times since 1998 and train technological persons for grass-roots hospitals.
The Nephrology Department has outstanding level on clinical diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of dilemmatic and critical cases with kidney diseases in the South of Zhejiang Province and the North of Fujian Province.