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 served as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension until 2019. During his tenure, Dr. Wilcox developed an internationally recognized research program and secured several NIH investigator awards and grants. He was succeeded by Dr. Michael J. Choi, who is the current Chief. Dr. Choi is a past president of the National Kidney Foundation and the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has been on education committees for the National Kidney Foundation and American Board of Internal Medicine. The program has established a strong research collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs Hospital, through which there are additional exciting opportunities for trainees in epidemiologic and clinical research. Dr. Michael Choi and Dr. Keiko Greenberg are the Program Director and Associate Program Director for the fellowship training program, respectively.