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Robert William Schrier

Robert William Schrier, (born 1936, Indianapolis, Indiana) is editor and chief of the magazine Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology. Schrier was formerly Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine for 26 years, and Head of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension for 20 years.



Thomas Carr Howe High School Indianapolis, 1953; DePauw University, 1957; Indiana University Medical School. Residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. Fellowship at Harvard at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital with George Thorn and David Lauler. Dr Schrier has been granted honorary degrees from DePauw University, the University of Colorado, the University of Silesia, and the Medical College of Ohio.[1]


Schrier has been President of the Association of American Physicians; the American Society of Nephrology; the National Kidney Foundation; and the International Society of Nephrology. Schrier is a Master of the American College of Physicians and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.


Schrier is the author of more than 800 scientific papers. He is the editor of Diseases of the Kidney and Urinary Tract; Renal and Electrolyte Disorders; Manual of Nephrology and Essential Atlas of Nephrology and Hypertension.


Schrier has received the highest awards of the American College of Physicians (John Phillips Award); the National Kidney Foundation (David Hume Award); the American Society of Nephrology (John Peters Award); the International Society of Nephrology (Jean Hamburger Award); the German Society of Nephrology (Franz Vollhard Award); the Western Society of Clinical Investigation (Mayo Soley Award); the Association of Professors of Medicine (Robert H Williams Award); the American Kidney Fund (National Torchbearer Award); the Association of American Physicians (Francis Blake Award); the Acute Renal Failure Commission (Bywaters Award); the New York Academy of Medicine (The Edward N Gibbs Memorial Award); the University of Strasburg (Louis Pasteur Medal); as well as the Grand Hamdan International Award for Medical Sciences; and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for his contributions to biomedical research, education, and clinical medicine. Indianapolis Public Schools 2007 Hall of Fame inductee.[2]


  1. ^ Biography from Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology website
  2. ^ Indianapolis Public Schools website
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