Hospital of Nuremberg

Nürnberg, Germany

Department of Nephrology and Hypertensiology

Kai-Uwe Eckardt

Prof. Dr. med.

Kai-Uwe Eckardt

Specialized in: Nephrology, Hypertensiology

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  • Ausbildung an Kliniken und Instituten der Universitäten Münster, Hannover, Zürich, Regensburg und Berlin
  • Facharzt für Innere Medizin und Physiologie
  • Fakultative Weiterbildung für Nephrologie und internistische Intensivmedizin
  • 1993 Habilitation and der Universität Regensburg
  • 1993-2003 Tätgikeit an der Charité, Campus Virchow Klinkum in Berlin, zuletzt als C3-Professor für Innere Medizin / Nephrologie
  • Seit 2004 Lehrstuhlinhaber für Innere Medizin an der Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Chefarzt der Medizinischen Klinik 4 am Klinikum Nürnberg und am Universitätsklinikum Erlangen


  • International Society of Nephrology
  • European Dialysis and Transplant Association / European Renal Association (Mitglied desVorstandes)
  • Gesellschaft für Nephrologie (Mitglied des Vorstandes)
  • Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Klinische Nephrologie
  • Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft
  • Deutsche Sepsis-Gesellschaft
  • Sprecher des Sonderforschungsbereiches "Nierenschäden: Pathogenese und regenerative Mechanismen" der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Leiter des nordbayerischen Regionalzentrums des Sepsis-Netzwerkes "Sepnet"
  • Mitglied des Editorial-Boards mehrerer internationaler Fachzeitschriften
  • Mitglied mehrerer internationaler Gremien zur Erarbeitung von Diagnose- und Therapierichtlinien in der Nephrologie

The range of medical services of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertensiology at the Klinikum Nürnberg, headed by Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt, includes:a

  • Inpatient medical care as well as pre-clinical and post-clinical treatment
  • Inpatient, partially inpatient and outpatient renal replacement therapy and other methods of extracorporeal blood purification
  • Outpatient care for the patients in the policlinic in Erlangen and on the consultation reception in the supervised Nephrology Center (Kreuzburgerstr in Nuremberg)
  • Additional care of the patients with the diseases of kidneys and hypertension, who shall be treated in the inpatient department or other departments
  • Clarification, counseling and training on health promotion and disease prevention
  • Management of the Transplant Center Erlangen- Nuremberg
  • Outpatient care in cooperation with the supervised Nephrology Center
  • Hypertension
  • Dialysis
  • Discussing of aesthetic issues
  • Intensive care
  • Kidney diseases
  • Accidents
  • Self-help groups 

About hospital

The Klinikum Nürnberg is a modern hospital and an academic educational hospital in Germany. The hospital is located at two sites, namely the Klinikum North in the distract St. Johannis and the Klinikum South in the distract Langwasser. The Klinikum Nürnberg has 35 clinics and institutes of all medical specialties. In the latest clinic list of the news magazine FOCUS, it lands on the 35th place. Among the 70 top hospitals in Bavaria, the Klinikum Nürnberg occupies the 6th place.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.