II. History

The Nephrology Fellowship Program at Georgetown was founded in the 1960’s by Dr. George Shreiner and has since trained over 200 Nephrology fellows with many noted leaders in the field. Dr. Schreiner was renowned as one of the world’s foremost nephrologists. He built a strong, internationally recognized training and clinical program. James Winchester, M.D. followed in his footsteps and added strong dialysis programs. In 1994, Georgetown University created the Schreiner Chair of Nephrology and recruited Christopher S. Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D. A passionate advocate of research and clinical training, Dr. Wilcox serves as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. His goal is to consolidate this enviable strength in clinical and training programs and to add a modern, fully funded, internationally recognized research program. Throughout the 18 years Dr. Wilcox has led the division, it has grown steadily. Currently, Georgetown Nephrology has secured very strong funding from the NIH. There are 3 individual RO1 investigator awards and a Program Project Grant on Oxidative Stress in Hypertension. Also, through collaborative research with the Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital, there are other exciting opportunities for epidemiologic and clinical research.