Nephrology and Hypertension

About Us

The faculty in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension are dedicated to clinical practice, research and education focused on kidney diseases and hypertension disorders.

We are committed to improving health outcomes in patients with kidney diseases and hypertensive disorders through excellence in clinical care and innovations in research and education.”

–Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc

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What We Do

Faculty: Meet the Team

View individual profiles of our faculty members and learn about their research and clinical specialties.

Yashpal S Kanwar

Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology), Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Pathology (Renal Pathology)

Diagnostic immunology and Renal pathology

Jing  Jin

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

The lab is generally interested in the pathological mechanisms of kidney and vascular diseases. We take a proteomic approach to study molecules that serve structural or functional roles in kidney filtration. Particularly, we are trying to understand how the kidney podocytes maintain and regulate their slit diaphragm, as well as their interactions with the glomerular basement membrane.

Aline  Martin

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Dr. Aline Martin, PhD, MSc, is a graduate of the University Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France, and completed her postdoctoral training at the Jared Grantham Kidney Institute, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, USA. Dr. Martin conducts basic and translational science research in the area of bone and mineral metabolism disorders and actively mentors undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral trainees. Dr. Martin's research involves multiple national and international collaborations. Dr. Martin is Principal Investigator and co-Investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects and US pate...

Eric G Neilson

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Cell and Developmental Biology

Eric G. Neilson, MD, is the Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Lewis Landsberg Dean at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. A medical graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham, he trained in internal medicine and nephrology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After 23 years at the University of Pennsylvania as the C. Mahlon Kline Professor of Medicine, chief of the Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, and director of the Penn Center for Molecular Studies of Kidney Diseases, he moved to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to serv...

Daniel  Batlle

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Daniel Batlle MD is the Earle, del Greco, Levin Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. He has been a Professor of Medicine at Northwestern and past Division Chief for 18 years . His clinical and research interests include acid-base disturbances, electrolyte disorders, hypertension, and diabetic nephropathy. Bench research currently involves the study of the renin angiotensin system and enzymes that degrade angiotensin 2 such as ACE2 and its potential therapeutic use.

Robert M Rosa

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Hypertension; Racial differences in electrolyte metabolism and water balance; chronic renal failure.

Beatriz  Sosa-Pineda

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

I am a developmental biologist studying the molecular regulation of pancreas and liver organogenesis. I received a bachelor and Master's degree in Biological Sciences from the National University of Mexico, and a PhD degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Uruguay. I did my postdoctoral training at the Max Planck Institute in Göttingen (Germany) in the laboratory of Peter Gruss, a well-known field leader. Subsequently, I moved to the USA and started my new independent lab at St. Jude Children's Hospital (Memphis) where I worked until 2015. Currently, I am Associate Professor of t...

John J Friedewald

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Living Kidney Donation, Kidney allocation, Highly Sensitized and incompatible patients, Kidney Paired Donation, Transplant Genomics and Biomarker Development, acute renal failure, humoral allograft rejection

Jeffrey N Savas

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Behavioral Neurology), Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension) and Pharmacology

My research interests are centered on elucidating the pathogenic mechanisms which drive synaptopathies and proteinopathies in the mammalian nervous system. As a first step, we use reductionist biochemical approaches with discovery-based proteomic analysis to generate unbiased hypothesizes. Next, we test and characterize candidate proteins and pathways for potential functional relevance with molecular approaches. Ultimately, the goal of my research is to identify keystone proteins and proteomes as potential therapeutic targets to hopefully ameliorate neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases.

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