M. R. Weir
M. R. Weir, M.D., works as an Attending Physician and as the Director of the Division of Nephrology at the Department of Medicine, the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, USA. He serves also as a Professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine. His primary research interests include the use of antihypertensive therapy for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive renal injury in African Americans, and preventing allograft nephropathy in transplant recipients. He has written more than 400 papers and book chapters about these topics. He has edited two books titled Medical Management of Kidney Transplantation and Hypertension. He has presented at numerous international scientific association meetings, hospitals, and medical schools. He currently reviews papers for more than 20 major medical journals, including the American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He is on the editorial board of eight journals and serves as a Section Editor of Current Hypertension Reports and Current Opinion in Hypertension and Nephrology. He has three active NIH-supported grants from NIDDK. In addition, he is a Member of numerous associations, including the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Transplantation. He received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA. He completed his internship and residency programs in medicine at the Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals in Connecticut and his nephrology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Mass, USA. He then moved to the University of Maryland, where he has been a Full-Time Faculty Member since 1983.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2011