Richard Zager, MD

SVP Translational Research

Dr. Richard Zager is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at UCLA and the University of Washington Medical School. He is a board certified nephrologist who received his subspecialty training at Boston University and Harvard Medical School. For the past 35 years he has served as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

He has had extensive clinical experience in both internal medicine and nephrology and has conducted basic research in the area of acute kidney injury, leading to approximately 200 peer reviewed research articles. His investigative work has been supported by 35 years of funding from both NIH and the pharmaceutical industry. Over the past 5 years, his work has focused on translating his experimental observations to the clinical setting with the prime goal of developing pharmacologic approaches for the prevention of acute kidney injury.

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