Benjamin D. Cowley, Jr attended college at Rice University and earned his MD degree at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX in 1981. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he then served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biochemistry from 1985 until 1987. He was subsequently a Guest Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, conducting research on regulation of organic osmolytes in the kidney. In 1989, he returned to KUMC to join the Faculty in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry. In 2002 he moved to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he is Professor of Medicine, Section Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension, and John Gammill Professor in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Dr. Cowley has conducted research on mechanisms of renal cyst development and mechanisms of renal functional impairment in polycystic kidney disease since 1987. He frequently serves as a manuscript reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals and has been a regular reviewer of research proposals for several national organizations He is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. Dr. Cowley has a busy clinical practice, with an emphasis on patients with polycystic kidney disease and patients with kidney and other solid organ transplants. He serves as the UNOS-designated Physician for the Kidney Transplant and the Pancreas Transplant Programs at OU Medical Center.
Biography Updated on 5 July 2012