II. History

The Nephrology Fellowship Program at Georgetown was founded in the 1960s by the late Dr. George Schreiner, MD. It 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, MD, followed in his footsteps and added strong dialysis programs. In 1994, Georgetown University created the Schreiner Chair of Nephrology and recruited Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD. to lead the research and clinical training programs. Dr. Wilcox serves as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. His goal is to consolidate this strength in clinical and training programs and to add modern, fully funded, internationally recognized research program. Throughout the 25 years Dr. Wilcox has led the division, it has grown steadily. Currently, Georgetown Nephrology has secured very strong funding from the NIH. There are 5 individual RO-1 investigator awards and a Program Project Grant. Also, through collaborative research with the Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital, there are other exciting opportunities for epidemiologic and clinical research. Dr. Michael Lipkowitz has directed the fellowship training program for the past seven years, recently with the help of Dr. Judy Gordon-Cappitelli as Associate Fellowship Program Director.