About K. Adu Ntoso, MD, FACP, Chief

Section of Renal Disease and Hypertension, 

Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Medical Director of the Franklin Dialysis Center and Franklin @ Home Dialysis Program. 
  • Memberships:
    • American Society of Nephrology
    • International Society of Nephrology
    • Renal Physicians Association
    • Fellow of American College of Physicians
    • Pennsylvania Society of Nephrology
    • Pennsylvania Society of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Ntoso attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. He then attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y. where he earned his medical degree and received awards for scholastic achievement. He went on to complete his residency training at Bronx Municipal Hospital in Bronx, NY., where he was Chief Medical Resident. In 1986 he completed his Fellowship in Renal and Electrolyte Disorders at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1983 he became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in 1986 became board certified in the subspecialty of Nephrology. Following completion of his fellowship, he joined the Section on Renal Diseases and Hypertension at Pennsylvania Hospital. 

He has been practicing nephrology at Pennsylvania Hospital and Pennsylvania Nephrology Associates since 1986. He became Chief of the Section in 2004 and currently holds this position. 

Dr. Ntoso has served on several academic committees at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a member of several other committees, including ESRD Network 4 Medical Review Board. He served on the Renal Physicians Association Clinical Practice Committee, was Vice Chair – Clinical Practice Committee; He was on the Nominating Committee of the Renal Physicians Association and served briefly on the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association. He is a very active investigator in clinical trials and has served as Principal Investigator in several past and ongoing Clinical Trials. He has lectured on many renal-related subjects. He has lectured to US Congressional Staff. He has contributed to publications, and has written review chapters for some medical textbooks. He has been awarded several teaching honors, including twice receiving the Edward Viner Teaching Award at Pennsylvania Hospital. He has been in Philadelphia Magazine as “Top Doc”.


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