Grace Chibesakunda, MD, MRCP, a Nephrologist with Marion VA Medical Center

Get to know Nephrologist Dr. Grace Chibesakunda, who serves patients in Marion, Illinois.

Licensed to practice medicine in Illinois and New York, Dr. Chibesakunda is a board-certified nephrologist who is affiliated with Marion VA Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

Marion VA Medical Center, also known as Marion Veterans Administration Hospital, is a Veterans Affairs hospital. It is responsible for providing healthcare to U.S. military veterans in Southern Illinois and neighboring states. The mission of Marion VA Medical Center is “to improve the health of the Veterans we serve by providing primary care, specialty care, extended care, and related social support services in an integrated healthcare delivery system.”

After earning her medical degree from the Medical University of Gdańsk in Poland, Dr. Chibesakunda relocated to the United States. There, she completed her residency in internal medicine at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, followed by her fellowship in nephrology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

With a passion for her field and an unwavering commitment to her specialty, the doctor is board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. 

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It is the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. Nephrologists have advanced training in treating kidney disease. They diagnose and treat kidney failure, as well as help patients by prescribing medications, offering special diet advice, and coordinating dialysis care when the time comes. 

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