President, Donald E. Wesson Consulting, LLC
Past President, Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center
Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine
Dr. Donald Wesson, MD, MBA, a board-certified internist and nephrologist, is currently President of Donald E. Wesson Consulting, LLC, Professor of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, and immediate past President of the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center (BSW HWC). Dr. Wesson is a thought-leader in academic medicine and an internationally recognized researcher in kidney acidifying mechanisms. He has translated basic science insights regarding kidney acidification into clinical studies showing the benefits of dietary alkali to slow CKD progression and into population studies showing the benefits of fruits and vegetables on kidney health. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers regarding kidney physiology, more than a dozen books about kidney disease and hypertension, and many other papers on cigarette smoking and its effects on kidneys. He is past Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Board of Directors, past Chair of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees, and Past Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of Nephrology. He served as faculty in the nephrology division of Baylor College of Medicine and then Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He subsequently served as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Tech from 1999 to 2007 when he became Chief Academic Officer of BSWH and Professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine. He then served as President of the BSW HWC from 2016 to 2020. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, attended Washington University School of Medicine, and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wesson completed his residency in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, his nephrology fellowship at the University of Illinois (Chicago), and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.