Nicole Stankus, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Nicole Stankus, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Nicole Stankus, MD, is a skilled clinical nephrologist. She specializes in the care of all stages of chronic kidney disease, including dialysis. She is especially interested in genetic kidney diseases, including polycystic kidney disease.

An active physician scientist, Dr. Stankus' research interests focus on various aspects of chronic kidney disease including: current treatment methods for secondary hyperparathyroidism, prevention of bone and cardiac disease, outcomes of the elderly hemodialysis patients, and prevention of hepatitis B infections in patients on hemodialysis. She also has a special interest in geriatric nephrology.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Society for Hemodialysis
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • National Kidney Foundation

Practicing Since

  • 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian

Medical Education

  • Vilnius Universitetas


  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital


  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital


  • University of Illinois College of Medicine

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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