NKF Serving Ohio

Ohio State - Office Locations
Northern Ohio Office:
PO BOX 40555 | Bay Village, OH 44140
Phone: 440.465.0245
Central Ohio Office:
1491 Polaris Pkway; Box 268 Columbus, OH 43240
Phone: 440.241.6780
Cincinnati Office:
9674 Colerain Ave #297 Cincinnati, OH 45251
Phone: 513.961.8105


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THURSDAY, OCT 12, 2023 - 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Join the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) during a virtual Leadership Summit focused on ending disparities in CKD. This National NKF Collective Impact Strategy's goal is to increase the early diagnosis and management of CKD by implementing a groundbreaking roadmap to drive a cultural shift in primary care, especially in communities disproportionately burdened by CKD.
More than 90 leaders representing clinical care, public policy, payment models, and communiuty-based organizations will share their findings and recommendations.
Questions? Contact Anna Tzinis, Executive Director of NKF Serving Ohio at anna.tzinis@kidney.org


Renal Roundtable Lecture Series

Horizon Therapeutics Renal Roundtable

October 5, 2023

St. Clair Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

This is a healthcare professional event only.  Dinner and program are COMPLIMENTARY, but registration is required. All healthcare professionals are welcome.

  • Title: A Time to Revisit the Role of Uric Acid and Gout in Kidney and Heart Disease
  • Speaker: Richard J Johnson, MD Professor of Medicine and Chief The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension

In this lecture, the speakers will shed new light on the topic and provide clinical care and management guidelines. Dr. Richard Johnson will review the controversy of whether uric acid has a causal role in heart and kidney disease (including the results of several large clinical trials such as CKD Fix, All Heart and PERL studies), discuss the new data linking hyperuricemia with inflammation and heart disease and discuss the association of uric acid with diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Contact Lead Adams for additional information.

Comedy for Kidneys - NKF Serving Northern Ohio - 2022

Komedy for Kidneys

November 9, 2023 | 6:00pm

Pickwick and Frolic, Cleveland, OH

Registration is live now and sponsorships are still available!


Join the National Kidney Foundation for its 2nd annual Komedy for Kidneys fundraising event featuring some of Cleveland's top headliners! Socialize in a fun setting with industry leaders, medical champions, legislative pioneers, and community advocates, while raising awareness about kidney health. End the night with a comedy show that'll make you laugh your kidneys off!  Contact Maddi Snyder for sponsorship information. 


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Gift of Life Gala music for kidneys

September 28, 2023

The Grand Event Center

Join us on September 28th for a musical social at the Event Center in Columbus to honor those who have made a distinct impact in the community! This is a music themed networking fundraising social, this event cannot be missed!

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Central Ohio Kidney Walk

October 8, 2023

Lower.com Field

The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk. Take a lifesaving step today and sign up for a walk.

This year’s Kidney Walk is at Lower.com Field on October 8th. Sign up to walk with us today!

Renal Roundtable Lecture Series

Renal Roundtable

October 19, 2023 from 5:15pm-8:00pm

Brio Italian Grille Easton in Columbus, OH

This is a healthcare professional event only. Dinner and program are COMPLIMENTARY, but registration is required. All healthcare professionals are welcome.

  • Title: IgA Nephropathy: Disease and Treatment
  • Speaker: Dr. Chris Gisler, MD., Partners in Nephrology and Endocrinology (PINE) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This non-CME educational program is intended to highlight the pathophysiology of IgA Nephropathy and the current treatment landscape.

Contact Anna Tzinis for additional information.


Events coming soon!

More from NKF Ohio

Monthly Giving

Together, we can provide all patients with access to the care, treatment and guidance they need to cope with a kidney disease diagnosis with your monthly gift of any amount.

Kidney Cars Vehicle Donation Program

Turn your vehicle into cash for the National Kidney Foundation Serving Northern Ohio! Vehicles donated to National Kidney Foundation have the potential to bring hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars in support of advocating for all kidney patients through education, research, and innovation. Donating is simple, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Donate your vehicle to the NKF Serving Northern Ohio today!

Donate online or call 800.488.CARS (2277).

Please contact Anna Tzinis at 440.241.6780 or anna.tzinis@kidney.org for more information.

Additional Patient and Professional Services

New Patient Packets

New Patient Information Packets are made available to all patients who receive treatment for kidney failure at facilities served by the us. Its purpose is to inform patients and their families abut kidney disease and of the variety of resources and activities we provide.

Living Donor Information

Packets are made available to anyone who is potentially interested in being a living kidney donor. The packets provide information about the evaluation process for potential donors, the benefits and risk of donation, and where you can find additional information and support. If you're interested in being a living donor and would like information about kidney donation, please contact Marsheen Campbell or call 614.882.6184 ext. 853.

Educational Literature & Materials

The NKF has a variety of educational brochures and materials geared toward patients in the early stages of kidney disease, dialysis patients, transplant recipients, family supporters, professionals and those who are at risk for kidney disease. Contact us to receive this free literature or view our literature in the NKF Store.

Professional CME/CE Activities

The National Kidney Foundation has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and offers a variety of CME/CE activities with an inter-professional team approach.


Organ & Tissue Donation

Across the nation, citizens have the opportunity to help others by signing up to become organ and tissue donors through state donor registries. Visit Donate Life Ohio for more information and to register to become a life-saving organ donor.

Local Office

P.O. Box 40544
Bay Village, OH 44140
Phone: 440.241.6780

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