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 What We Do

Our unit provides patients and families the education and training they need to perform peritoneal dialysis at home, on their own. We use two types of dialysis techniques:

  • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
  • Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)

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.

Training is offered at the following times:

  • Every Wednesday morning,
  • One Monday morning each month
  • One Monday afternoon each month

Dialysis Start Unit (Room 411):

We are also the home of the Dialysis Start Unit, which is available for patients who need to start dialysis urgently.  This allows patients to receive dialysis, and learn about different dialysis treatment options.​​

Tests & Services

  • Geriatric Nephrology Consult Services
  • Multi-disciplinary team assessment, including medication, evaluation, nutrition, social assessment, and counseling as well as physician and nursing assessment.
  • Home visits (by nurses)
  • Clinic visits, to follow home peritoneal dialysis patients
  • Drop-in visits
  • Phone follow-up for patients, six days a week, and on-call after hours
  • Training & re-training individualized sessions for patients & caregivers
  • Home Dialysis Patient Advisory Council
  • Ongoing education sessions for home dialysis patients & family members

Patients are required to complete the required laboratory blood tests prior to the clinic visit.​​

How to Prepare

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

 Materials and Resources to Help You


Visit our Health Information section and find dedicated resources to help you understand your condition. Find the information​ you’re looking for.​​​​

 Meet Our Team

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Medical Director: Dr. Joanne Bargman

Clinical Manager: Jacqui Cooper

Staff Physician​: Dr. Vanita Jassal​

Chiropodist

Tracy Oliver​

Clerical staff

Maria Abinal​​​​​​
Jennifer Lim 
Linda Traches
Denese Wishart​ 

Dietitians

Christine Nash
Antonia Zettas

Nurses

  • ​Susan Bailey​
  • Dorothy Burdzy​​
  • Lisa Harley
  • Beatriz Mendoza
  • ​Miriam Santiago
  • Cecilia Zhu

Informatics Team Lead

Stefan Trohonel

PD Catheter Access Coordinator

​Zita Abreu

Pharmacist

Behar Nemati
Sanaz Mozayyan

Social workers

Michela Verdirame