Dr. Kevin Regner appointed Interim Chief of Nephrology
July 10, 2013 College News - Kevin Regner, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology), has been appointed Interim Chief of Nephrology by Roy L. Silverstein, MD, the John and Linda Mellowes Professor and Chairman of Medicine. Dr. Regner will begin in his new position on July 15, and a national search for a permanent Chief of Nephrology will be launched later this summer.
Dr. Regner joined the MCW faculty in 2007. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. His major clinical interest is the care of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury, and his research focuses on mechanisms of acute kidney injury. He is currently a primary investigator on a five-year National Institutes of Health-funded investigation aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of kidney regeneration following acute kidney injury.
Since joining the faculty, Dr. Regner has been actively involved in the education of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows. He has been named an MCW Outstanding Medical Student Teacher for his contributions to the M2 Pathology course.
Dr. Regner received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2001, and completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Jack Kleinman, MD, has served as Interim Chief of Nephrology for the past three years and will step down on July 15. He will remain on the Nephrology faculty.
“Dr. Kleinman has guided the division successfully through challenging changes and moved it forward in many significant ways,” said Dr. Silverstein. “He has been an excellent leader for the division and the department, and his thoughtful insights and strong advocacy for all of our missions have been of great value to me and to the division faculty. He leaves the division in a strong position for its next stage.”