James P. Lash, MD

We are pleased to announce the appointment of James P. Lash, MD as chief of the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Lash is a professor of medicine and interim chief of Nephrology.

Dr. Lash completed his medical degree at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, an internal medicine residency at Michael Reese Hospital, and a fellowship in Nephrology at Chicago Medical School. Dr. Lash is a valued and respected faculty member in the Department of Medicine. He served as the program director for the Nephrology fellowship and currently serves on the Scholarly Activities Council.

Dr. Lash’s research focuses on the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and interventional trials in the treatment of kidney disease, particularly in racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States. He has had continuous NIH funding for more than 15 years. He is PI on the prestigious CRIC (Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort) Study and a K24 Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research which focuses on providing mentorship and training for new physician-scientists in the area of health disparities in chronic kidney disease. He has published in top journals and has authored book chapters, abstracts, and presentations.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lash.