Nicole Stankus, MD

Nephrology (Kidney Disease) | More

Associate Professor of Medicine

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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.

Medical Education

  • Vilnius University Faculty of Medicine


  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital


  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital


  • University of Illinois Medical Center Chicago

Memberships & Medical Societies

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

Practicing Since1996

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Russian