Kenneth Lempert, M.D., MSPH

Kenneth Lempert, M.D., MSPH

M.D., MSPH, Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator), Medical Fellow/Resident/Student Instruction


313-745-8041 (fax)

Kenneth Lempert, M.D., MSPH

Office Address

 4160 John R, Suite 908, Detroit, Michigan 48201



Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine – Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, 2019 to present. Active Nephrology Clinic Practice and supervision of inpatient internal medicine teams at the Detroit Medical Center.

Physician – Military Examining and Processing Station, Detroit, Michigan, 2019 to 2020

Volunteer Internal Medicine Physician, FernCare Free Clinic, Ferndale, Michigan, 2017 to present.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2018 to present. Supervision of Medical students at FernCare Free Clinic.

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toledo, 1989 to present.

Internist – ProMedica Physicians Group – Internal Medicine Associates, Adrian, MI, 2018.

Chief Medical Officer, Kibow Biotech – Nephrological and medical input for product development; assist in preparation of scientific manuscripts; design clinical trials, review promotional materials, 2018.

Senior Medical Adviser, U.S. Renal Care—2015 to 2018.

Medical Staff, Dialysis at Sea -- Directed dialysis program aboard cruise ships, 2015 to 2017

Private Practice of Nephrology, Founder of Nephrology Consultants of Northwest Ohio, President 1989-2014. Managed large clinical practice. Developed seven new dialysis facilities. Founding member of Northwest Ohio Specialists, a multi-specialty practice association, 1989-2015; Emeritus 2015 to present.

Medical Director, Sylvania Dialysis Center, 2012 to 2015.

Member, Medical Advisory Board, Innovative Dialysis Systems, 2008 to 2013.

Member, Medical Advisory Board, U.S. Renal Care, 2014 to 2018. 

Medical Director, Hemodialysis, Defiance Dialysis Center, 2003 to 2015.

Medical Director, Hemodialysis, Alexis Dialysis Center, 2002 to 2015.

Medical Director, Hemodialysis, Wildwood Dialysis Center, 2000 to 2015.

Medical Director, Hemodialysis, Northwest Dialysis Center, 1997 to 2015.

Medical Director, Hemodialysis, Fremont Dialysis Center, 2008 to 2015

Medical Director, Hemodialysis Unit, Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio 1995 to 2014.

Medical Director, U.S. Renal Care Toledo Home Dialysis Program, 1993 to 2015. Developed freestanding peritoneal dialysis program that specializes in the care of the peritoneal dialysis patient.

Medical Director, Innovative Acute Dialysis Services, 2008 to 2012.

Nephrology Section Head, Toledo Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, 1994 to 1998.

Principle Clinical Investigator, ProMedica Health System, Toledo, OH, 1994-2015.

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Ohio), 1986 to 1989; Medical Director; Peritoneal Dialysis Program; Co-Medical Director, satellite dialysis unit (Greenfield Health Systems), 1986 to 1989; Medical Director, Medical College Hospital Dialysis Unit, 1987 to 1989; Acting Chief, Division of Nephrology, 1987 to 1989. Supervised all clinical, teaching, and administrative functions of the Nephrology Division.

Associate Professor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1985 to 1986; Medical Director, Peritoneal Dialysis Program. Program identified by BaxterTravenol as Best Practices Program.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1981 to 1985; Medical Director, Peritoneal Dialysis Program, February 1983 to 1986; Acting Chief, Nephrology Section, February 1982 to September 1982. Supervised all clinical, teaching, and administrative functions of Nephrology Section.

Consultant, Louis A. Johnson, VA Medical Center, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1983 to 1986.

United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officer, Active duty 1970 to 1972, assigned to United States Environmental Protection Agency Air Pollution Control Program, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Led field teams that responded to air pollution emergencies. Inactive Reserve 1972 to 2010 (Inactive Reserve Component Terminated by US Public Health Service 2010). Deployed for Hurricane Katrina/Rita Relief 2005. Basic Officers Training Course 2006. PHS Ambassador Program, 2007. Active duty Adult Medicine Clinic-Tripler Army Medical Center 2008. Active duty National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2009 on NOAA ship McArthur II to the Bering Sea. Field Readiness Training, 2009. USPHS Awards: Crisis Response Service Award, Outstanding Unit Citation, Training Ribbon. Physicians Professional Advisory Committee Inactive Reserve Officer of the Year Award, 2010.

Disaster Preparedness Member Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-sponsored Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program 2006 to 2017, KERC Strategic Planning Committee, Co-Chairman Physician Response Committee. Invited lecture: Nephrology in Natural Disasters Symposium presented at the national meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, 2010; Invited Lecture: Northern California National Kidney Foundation, 2015.

U.S. Navy, Medical Corps Commander, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve, Expeditionary Medical Facility, Great Lakes One, Detachment U, 2012-2015. Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune 2012, Naval Medical Center San Diego 2013 and 2014, Advanced Medical Department Officer Course 2013, U.S. Naval Academy Brigade Medical Unit 2013, U.S. Naval Hospital Rota (Spain) 2014, NATO Joint Warfare Center 2015 (Stavanger, Norway), Naval Branch Medical Clinic-Kingdom of Bahrain 2015, Speaker Operational Medicine Course 2015.

Volunteer Physician, Milan Puskar Health Right, Morgantown, West Virginia – A Community Supported Free Clinic, 2015-2017.

Intern, Department of Health, State of Maryland, 1969 


Education Training


Fellow in Nephrology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin, 1979 to 1981.

Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin, 1977 to 1979.

Internship in Internal Medicine, University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wisconsin, 1976 to 1977.

Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976.

Master of Science in Public Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1972.

Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1969; degree conferred with honors; George H. Cook Scholar.


Lempert KD. Gammopathy and spherocytosis. Annals of Internal Medicine, 89:145- 146, 1978.

Lempert KD. Hemolysis and renal impairment syndrome in patients on 5-flurouracil and mitomycin-C. Lancet, 2:369-370, 1980.

Lempert KD. Early diagnosis of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Lancet, 1:157, 1981.

Lempert KD, Jones JM. Lempert KD, Jones JM. Flucytosine-miconazole treatment of candida peritonitis during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Archives of Internal Medicine, 142:577-578, 1982.

Participating center, A survey of ultrafiltration in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: an international cooperative study – second report 29 participating centers. Peritoneal Dialysis Bulletin, 4:137-142, 1984.

Lempert KD. Peritoneal dialysis in severe hypothermia: use of microwave ovens. Peritoneal Dialysis Bulletin, 4:187, 1984.

Lempert KD, Baltz P, Welton WA, Whittier FC. Pseudo-uremic pruritus: a scabies epidemic in a dialysis unit. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 5:117-119, 1985.

Lempert KD, Baltz P, Whittier FC, Graves J, Moss A. Use of the polyacrylonitrile membrane in continuous hemofiltration. asaio Journal, 8:228-233, 1985.

Lempert KD, Rogers J, Whittier F. Effect of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) on hemostatic function. In Khanna K, Nolph KD, Prowant B, Twardowski ZJ, Oreopoulos D (eds): Advances in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis – 1985, 1985, 12-17.

Kenamond TG, Graves JW, Lempert KD, et al. Severe recurrent alkalemia in a continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis patient. American Journal of Medicine, 81:548-550; 1986.

Lempert KD, Whittier FC. Intraperitoneal insulin in diabetic patients on peritoneal dialysis. Nissenson AR, Fine RN (eds): Dialysis Therapy, Hanley and Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, 209-211, 1986.

Twardowski ZJ, Lempert KD, Anderson PC, et al. Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis for psoriasis – a report of four cases. Archives of Internal Medicine, 146:1177- 1179, 1986.

Lempert K, Kolb J, Swartz R, et al. A multi-center trial to evaluate the use of the CAPD “O” Set. Transactions of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 32:557- 559, 1986.

Lempert K, Rogers J, Albrink M. Effects of dietary fish oil on serum lipids and blood coagulation in peritoneal dialysis patients. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 11:170-175, 1988.

Moss AH, McLaughlin MM, Lempert KD, Holley JL. Experience with the internal jugular vein catheter with a dacron cuff for vascular access in hemodialysis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 12:492-498, 1988.

Yu SS, Waters DH, Shen SH, Lempert KD, Gwilt PR. Removal of sulfonamides by hemofiltration. Biopharm Drug Dispos. 1989 Mar-Apr; 10(2): 173-185.

Kopp JB, Ball LK, Cohen A, Kenney RJ, Lempert KD, Miller PE, Muntner P, Qureshi N, Yelton SA. Kidney patient care in disasters: Emergency planning for patients and dialysis facilities. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2: 825-838, 2007

Kopp JB, Ball LK, Cohen A, Kenney RJ, Lempert KD, Miller PE, Muntner P, Qureshi N, Yelton SA. Kidney patient care in disasters: Lessons from the hurricanes and earthquake of 2005. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2: 814-824. 2007

Fishbane S, Milligan S, Lempert, K et al. Improvement of hemodialysis catheter function with tenecteplase, a phase III open-label study, TROPICS 4. J Thomb Thrombolysis 31 (1) 99-106, 2011.

Lempert KD, Kopp JB. Hurricane Sandy as a renal disaster. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 61:865-868, 2013.

Lempert, KD, Kopp JB. Renal failure patients in disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Disaster Med Public Health, 13(4), 782-790, 2019

Lempert KD. Probiotics and CKD Progression: Are creatinine-based estimates of GFR applicable? American Journal of Kidney Diseases 74(4), 429-431., 2019. Lempert KD. Words Matter When Discussing Life Sustaining Treatments. (Submitted).


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