News and Events

Two Transplant Recipients Benefit from Strangers

In a surprising chain reaction started by one social media post, two kidney disease patients received kidneys donated by strangers.  One recipient is a 12 year old boy and the other is a 32 year old teacher, both living in Florida.  According to the National Kidney Foundation, 12 people die […]

Nephrology Practice Resource

Nephrology Today offers online podcasts for the Nephrology community through a partnership between NANI (Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois) and Tower Physician Solutions. NANI, established in 1968, is one of the largest and most respected nephrology practices nation-wide. Tower physician solutions offers NANI’s practice management expertise to smaller practices as […]

Walk for Kidneys Promotes Awareness and Hope

The National Kidney Foundation of Illinois expected over 4,000 to gather for this year’s annual Walk for Kidneys. This year’s event, held on June 25th, brought together patients, families, friends and care providers with personal connections to dialysis, transplant and the spectrum of kidney disease. Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois […]

Physicians Travel to Serve Syrian Refugees

Last week NANI phyisicians, Wadah Atassi, MD and Madhavi Ryali, MD traveled to Lebanon with a group from the Syrian American Medical Association to provide free medical care to Syrian refugees for one week. “A team of doctors and nurses from DuPage County, Chicago and Indiana will travel to Lebanon on a […]

Kidney Walk in NW Indiana Brings Out a Crowd

The physicians and staff of NANI – Northwest Indiana were proud sponsors of the Kidney Walk in Merrillville, IN this weekend.  It was a fun event full of community and inspiration from all of the patients, family members and supporters who attended and fund-raised. Dr. Venkat Vavilala greeted patients and […]

FREE Seminar: Living With Kidney Disease and Transplantation

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Chicago Marriott O’Hare, 8535 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60631 Event presented by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois: Please join us for Living with Kidney Disease and Transplantation! This event is a half-day educational seminar for people at risk […]

Jesse White Promotes Organ Donation for World Kidney Day

On March 9th, NANI staff participated as volunteers and sponsors in a dynamic World Kidney Day event hosted by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.  The NKFI provided a free screening for kidney diseases also brought participants information about their health and community, offered vision and hearing screening and provided free […]

Welcome New NANI Doctors

Announcement from COO and CFO, Brian O’Dea: NANI is pleased to welcome five new physicians to our physician practice. Marisela Varela, MD joined the Northwest Indiana region on November 15th and will see patients in our Munster and East Chicago offices.  Dr. Varela is a well-established nephrologists in Northwest Indiana […]

Getting Your Medical Practice Ready for 2017

With 2017 right around the corner, it is important to make resolutions that will improve your practice. Not only will you make your workplace a happier, healthier place for your patients, but you will improve your outlook and well-being, as well! Here are some suggestions for resolutions that will help […]

Great Story About Kidney Donation

In the Wall Street Journal yesterday, there was a wonderful article about a man who donated a kidney to his new mother-in-law. NANI kidney doctors care every day for people who are waiting for the chance to have a kidney transplant. Read the article here