Minnesota Glomerular Disease Program

Group Photo

Front Row from Left to Right: Lama Ghazi, Michelle Hintz, Surabhi Thakar, Charlotte Quinton
Back Row from Left to Right: Rana Leed, Patrick Nachman, Katti Woerner, and Elizabeth Miller


To provide patients with glomerular disease with expert, individualized care and access to clinical trials.

Covered diseases

  • Any glomerular disease, including (but not limited to):
    • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
    • Membranous nephropathy
    • Minimal change disease 
    • IgA nephropathy
    • Immune complex mediated diseases
  • For systemic diseases associated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or vasculitis, please visit the Minnesota Multidisciplinary Vasculitis Program webpage


  • Provide patients with glomerular disease with expert care which is organized, streamlined and efficient.
  • Provide community physicians and providers with a portal for efficient peer-to-peer consultation or referral.
  • Provide patients with access to cutting-edge clinical trials.
  • Facilitate translational research.
  • Provide a venue for health care providers training in the care of patients with glomerular disease.

Our Team


  • Patrick H. Nachman, MD
  • Michelle Rheault, MD (pediatric nephrology)
  • Surabhi Thakar, MD
  • Katti Woerner, DO

Clinical and Translational Research Team

  • Lama Ghazi, MD - Data Management
  • Elizabeth Miller, RN, BAN, PHN, CCRC - Study Coordinator
  • Charlotte Quinton, RN, BSN - Study Coordinator
  • Scott Rajala, CCRP - Translational Research Assistant