Hepatitis C and kidney disease – what you need to know

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speaker: Dr. Elaine Ku,

Topics: CKD Kidney Disease Complications

Hepatitis C (hep C) is more common in people with kidney disease, and many people don’t know they have it. Many times, hepatitis C does not cause symptoms at first, but can lead to serious health problems over time. The good news is, there are now medicines that can cure hep C. It is important to learn your risk, and to be tested.

This webinar will focus on the relationship between hepatitis C and kidney disease, including the diagnosis and treatment of hep C.

Learn more about:

  • The relationship between hepatitis C and kidney disease. 
  • The treatment options for hepatitis C in kidney disease patients who are both on, and not on dialysis.
  • How the new medicines that cure hepatitis C have expanded options for patients needing a kidney transplant.


Dr. Elaine Ku

Dr. Elaine Ku

Dr. Ku is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco in the Divisions of Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology.  She is also Director of the Nephrology Transition Clinic, which focuses on helping adolescents and young adults transition to adult care.  Dr. Ku sees kidney transplant and chronic kidney disease patients in her clinic.   Her research is focused on modifiable cardiovascular risk factors in kidney disease patients, and disparities in CKD and ESRD outcomes in children versus adults.