Thomas H. Hostetter, MD

Professor of Medicine and Vice Chairman for Research,
University of North Carolina, School of Medicine

Dr. Thomas H. Hostetter, M.D., is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Kidney Center at the University of North Carolina. He was previously Professor and Vice Chairman for Research at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine. Prior to that he was Abraham Levitt Professor of Medicine and Director of the Nephrology Division at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York for 6 years. For nearly 5 years before that he was a Senior Scientific Advisor and founding Director of the National Kidney Disease Education Program at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. He had been Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, where he was also Director of the Renal Division in the Department of Medicine for 15 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Yale University. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hostetter served his internship at Baylor and the remainder of his residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Following his nephrology fellowship at the Brigham, he was a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School until moving to Minnesota in 1982. Dr. Hostetter’s major research interests are the mechanisms of progressive renal disease, renal growth and uremia. He was president of the American Society of Nephrology from 1999 to 2000 and was later chair of its Public Policy Board for 5 years. He is presently Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and chairs an NIH Study Section. He has served on several editorial boards, study sections of the NIH, the Nephrology board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the councils of the American and International Societies of Nephrology and as a consultant to industry.