Get to Know - Our Nephrologists!


Meet Dr. Rey Acedillo

A Nephrologist is a doctor who treats people with kidney disease. At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Nephrologists see patients in the hospital setting and in their offices. After hours and on weekends an “on-call” Nephrologist can be reached through the Thunder Bay Answering Service. The Nephrologist monitors your kidney disease and creates a care plan with you based on your medical needs as well as your life circumstances to ensure you receive the best care possible.

What attracted you to nephrology?

Wide diversity & acuity of disease within the specialty

How do you spend your time when you’re not working?

I’m either at the gym or at home with family

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Where is the last place you traveled?

Cancun, family destination, wedding fun!

What might people not know about you?

I used to teach boxing at Movati as a group fitness instructor. It was really fun doing this for a short time.

Did you know you can support Nephrologists and the entire care team in our Renal Unit to provide better kidney care when you make a donation to the Renal Fund? Recently donors have funded new treatment chairs for patient comfort and safety, as well as equipment to provide the ultra-pure water that’s essential for dialysis, helping the almost 200 dialysis patients at the Health Sciences Centre.

You can help! Donate at: and type ‘Renal Fund’ when making your donation.

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