Therapeutic Plasma Exchange: An Interview

Comparison of centrifugation and membrane separation therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). Figure 1 from Cervantes et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation

In a recent Core Curriculum published in AJKD, C. Elena Cervantes, Evan M. Bloch, and C. John Sperati discuss therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) from the perspective of a nephrologist responsible for prescribing and managing TPE, as well as nephrologists engaged in the care of patients undergoing the procedure.

AJKDBlog’s Interviews Editor, Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change sat down with Dr. Cervantes @Elena_Cervants for a deeper dive into these topics.


If the embedded player above doesn’t work, please click here to watch the video interview. Special thanks to Dr. Cervantes for taking the time to talk with us!

To view this Core Curriculum (FREE), please visit

Title: Therapeutic Plasma Exchange: Core Curriculum 2023
Author:C. Elena Cervantes, Evan M. Bloch, and C. John Sperati
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2022.10.017


Core Curricula aim to give trainees in nephrology a strong knowledge base in core topics in the specialty by providing an overview of the topic and citing key references, including the foundational literature that led to current clinical approaches. All Core Curricula are freely available on

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