Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Christopher Wilcox, MD, PhD
Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension
Distinguishing Features Of The Division Of Nephrology And Hypertension
- A distinguished history of leadership by George E. Schreiner, M.D. (Chair of International Society of Nephrology and American Society of Hypertension).
- Largest NIH funded research program in the Department of Medicine and the only research program in Georgetown University with an NIH funded Program Project and Fellowship Training Grants that have been competitively renewed successfully.
- A fully NIH funded basic and translational science program supporting eleven full time research faculty with seven RO1 grants from the NIH (Kathryn Sandberg, William Welch, and Christopher Wilcox).
- National and international recognition of faculty, evidenced by having one of two faculty in Georgetown University elected to the American Association of Professors (Christopher Wilcox), two faculty who together have delivered fourteen named lectures at universities, national, and internal meetings including Harriet Duston Award of AHA (Kathryn Sandberg); Dahl Lecture of AHA (Christopher Wilcox); Starling lecture of APS (Christopher Wilcox) and AHA Lifetime Achievement Award (Christopher Wilcox).
- Three faculty who are or have been permanent members of NIH peer review groups (William Welch and Kathryn Sandberg) and one who has chaired three groups (Christopher Wilcox).
- Directorship of two Georgetown University Centers: The Hypertension, Kidney, and Vascular Research Center (Christopher Wilcox), and the Georgetown University Center for Sex Difference in Disease (Kathryn Sandberg).
- A rapidly growing renal consult service at GUMC with up to 50 patients followed daily.
- Medical directorships of the inpatient hemodialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, and continuous renal replacement treatment programs at GUMC and at four regional dialysis units (Christopher Wilcox, Shakil Aslam and Michael Lipkowitz).
- Partners in a Limited Liability Joint Venture Company to operate three dialysis units in the D.C. region.
- Opened the first home hemodialysis program in D.C. (Serban Dragoi)
- Developed a strong clinical and research training program for fellows.
- Director of the Georgetown University Physiology Graduate Research Program (Kathryn Sandberg)
- Raised more than $1,000,000 in philanthropic support.