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 What We Do

Home hemodialysis allows nephrology patients to receive dialysis treatment at home, by connecting themselves to a dialysis machine. Patients dialyze overnight, while they sleep. The Home Hemodialysis Unit is comprised of the Training Unit and the clinic.

The Training Unit teaches patients and their families how to perform hemodialysis at home. Once a patient is prescribed home hemodialysis they will be scheduled for training in the Training Unit.

After patients and families have completed their dialysis training, they practice their first dialysis session in our Innovation Room. The Innovation Room offers a home-like environment, where staff is close by for help.

The Home Hemodialysis Clinic is where each patient is seen on a monthly basis, by appointment only. During each visit, a patient may meet with a doctor, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, social worker and chiropodist.​

Tests & Services

  • Geriatric Nephrology Consult Services
  • A six-week (minimum) training program teaches patients and family members about home hemodialysis. This includes how to insert needles, operate dialysis machine, disinfect equipment and monitor water treatment systems
  • A weekly clinic, staffed by nephrologists, provides patient check-ups, as needed. (Patients visit on an occasional basis, usually every 4-6 weeks.)
  • Nephrology support to Dialysis Management Clinic and self-care dialysis patients
  • Home visits (by nurses and technologists)​​​

How to Prepare

​​​​Training Unit

Your visit to the Training Unit will be scheduled by the Home Hemodialysis nurse.  Home Hemodialysis training is a six-week program which takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  You are expected to attend all training and pass the course before your home hemodialysis can be started.  If you cannot attend for any reason please contact your Home Hemodialysis nurse at 416 340 3736.

Home Hemodialysis Clinic

On a monthly basis you will be seen in the Home Hemodialysis Clinic.

Appointments may last over one hour. During a clinic visit a patient will be seen by a nurse and physician, as well as any of the following, as needed: dietician, pharmacist, social worker, and chiropodist.

Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.

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 Meet Our Team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Medical Director: Dr. Christopher Chan

Manager: Jacqui Cooper

Staff Physicians or Specialists

Nurses

  • Daniela Arustei
  • Celine d'Gama
  • Rose Faratro
  • Stella Fung
  • ​Shulamite Judah
  • Eduardo Magtoto
  • Elizabeth Wong

Clerical

  • Megan Phan
  • Maria Abinal
  • Jennifer Lim

Dietician

  • Karla Dawdy

Pharmacist

  • Marisa Battistella

Social Worker

  • ​Michela Verdirame

Chiropodist

  • Tracy Oliver

Clinical Informatics Team Lead

  • Stefan Trohonel​​

Informatics Coordinator

  • Meganne Sholdice​