Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine



chief physician


Tel: 021-68383121

Research Fiel: 慢性肾脏病和腹膜透析的临床和基础研究


Professor and vice director, Department of Nephrology, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, China

Vice director, Shanghai municipal center for peritoneal dialysis research

Research interests include pathophysiology of peritoneal membrane failure, residual renal function, cardiovascular disease, inflammation and peritonitis. She has published book chapters as well as manuscripts on peritoneal dialysis and kidney diseases in various peer-reviewed journals.

Has won several research awards for her clinical and basic science studies including: National Science and Technology Progress Award, Shanghai Silver Snake Award, etc.

Actively involved in teaching at many levels and has educated medical students, interns and residents as well as practicing Nephrologists.


  1. Song Q, Yang X, Shi Y, Yan H, Yu Z, Li Z, Yuan J, Ni Z, Gu L, Fang W*. High Intraperitoneal Interleukin-6 Levels Predict Ultrafiltration (UF) Insufficiency in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study. Front Med 2022;9

  2. Niu W, Yang X, Yan H, Yu Z, Li Z, Lin X, Gu L, Ni Z, Fang W*. Peritoneal Protein Clearance Is Associated With Cardiovascular Events but Not Mortality in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients. Front Med 2022;9

  3. Song Q, Yan H, Yu Z, Li Z, Yuan J, Ni Z, Fang W*. Assisted peritoneal dialysis: a feasible KRT modality for frail older patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Sci Rep 2021 07 22;11(1)

  4. Yang X, Yan H, Jiang N, Yu Z, Yuan J, Ni Z, Fang W*. IL-6 Trans-signaling Drives a STAT3-dependent Pathway That Leads to Structural Alterations of Peritoneal Membrane. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2020;318(2): F338-F353.

  5. Ma D, Yan H, Yang X, Yu Z, Ni Z, Fang W*. Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score as a Predictor of Clinical Outcome in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study. BMC Nephrology 2020;21(1):151

  6. Yan H, Ma D, Yang S, Ni Z, Fang W*. Effluent lipopolysaccharide is a prompt marker of peritoneal dialysis-related gram-negative peritonitis. Perit Dial Int. 2020;40(5):455-461.

  7. Shi Y, Xiong Y, Lei Y, Li Z, Yan H, Yuan J, Ding F, Fang W*. Protective effect of COMP-angiopoietin-1 on peritoneal vascular permeability and peritoneal transport function in uremic peritoneal dialysis rats. Am J Transl Res. 2019 Sep 15;11(9):5932-5943.

  8. Yang X, Zhang H, Shi Y, Yu Z, Yan H, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. Association of Serum Angiopoietin-2 with Malnutrition, Inflammation, Atherosclerosis and Valvular Calcification Syndrome and Outcome in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: a Prospective Cohort Study. J Transl Med 2018; 16:312.

  9. Yang X, Tong Y, Yan H, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. High Intraperitoneal Interleukin-6 Levels Predict Peritonitis in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Nephrol 2018;47(5):317-324.

  10. Shi Y, Yan H, Yuan J, Zhang H, Huang J, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. Different patterns of inflammatory and angiogenic factors are associated with peritoneal small solute transport and peritoneal protein clearance in peritoneal dialysis patients. BMC Nephrology 2018;19:119

  11. Gong L, Fang W*, Lin A, Cao L, Ni Z, Qian J. Elevated levels of serum sclerostin are linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes in peritoneal dialysis patients. Int Urol Nephrol 2018;50(5):955-961

  12. Gong L, Liu Y, Qian J, Ni Z, Fang W*. Hydroxyapatite nanocrystals stimulate osteogenic differentiation in primary human aortic smooth muscle cells by activation of oxidative stress and the ERK pathway. Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2017;10(7):7726-7733

  13. Li Z, Yan H, Yuan J, ZCao L, Lin A, Dai H, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. Pharmacological inhibition of heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor promotes peritoneal angiogenesis in a peritoneal dialysis rat model. Clin Exp Nephrol 2018;22(2):257-265

  14. Yan H, Fang W*, Lin A, Cao L, Ni Z, Qian J. Three Versus 4 Daily Exchanges and Residual Kidney Function Decline in Incident CAPD Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Kidney Dis 2017;69(4):506-513.

  15. Yang X, Lin A, Jiang N, Yan H, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. Interleukin-6 trans-signaling induces vascular endothelial growth factor synthesis partly via Janus kinases-STAT3 pathway in human mesothelial cells. Nephrology (Carlton) 2017;22(2):150-158.

  16. Shi Y, Zhang D, Zhang L, Yu Z, Yan H, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. Six-minute walk test predicts all-cause mortality and technique failure in ambulatory peritoneal dialysis patients. Nephrology (Carlton) 2017;22(2):118-124.

  17. Liu Y, Zhang L, Ni Z, Qian J, Fang W*. Calcium Phosphate Crystals from Uremic Serum Promote Osteogenic Differentiation in Human Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells. Calcif Tissue Int. 2016;99(5):543-555.