William Mayo (One of the Mayo brothers) who built Mayo Clinic was once asked about the definition of an ideal medical institute. His answer was" An institute that is based on three pillars of Service, Education and Research; all three equal and strong, interrelating and intersupporting one another."
There are twenty million people in India suffering from different kinds of kidney diseases. Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre is one of the largest institutes in the world, based on three pillars of service, education and research, catering the needs of all classes of patients with kidney diseases. It is located in Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat of India. The institute was established on October 7, 1981 on an auspicious ninth day of Navratri. Institute of Transplantation Sciences was established as its sister institute in the year of 1997. Today it stands on the western end of the civil hospital campus, occupying an area of 15,000 sq. mts and total built up area of 20,000 sq. mts, it can boast to be largest tertiary care center of its kind in the world. It has 400 indoor beds for Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation.
The primary objective of the institute is to establish, operate, promote, run and manage institutions engaged in service, education and research pertaining to the field of Nephrology, Urology, Transplantation, Hematology, Autoimmune and Genetic disorders.
The institute has been registered under Societies Registration Act as vide no. Guj/1232/Ahmedabad dated 29.11.1986 and is registered as a public trust vide no. F/1173/Ahmedabad dated 29.11.1986. The institute is recognized as Institute of National Importance by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.