Joachim H. Ix, MD, MAS

Joachim H. Ix received his MD degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, and trained in internal medicine and nephrology and subsequently joined the faculty at UC San Francisco.  He was recruited to UC San Diego in 2007, and has served as Chief of the Division of Nephrology-Hypertension at UC San Diego since 2013.  Dr. Ix’s research interests broadly focus on the overlap between kidney disease and vascular disease.  His work has primarily utilized epidemiologic methods and clinical trials to understand disease patterns that overlap between kidney and vascular disease, and to test novel therapies to improve vascular disease in the kidney patient.  He is particularly interested on the effects of blood pressure control on kidney disease and its complications, and is a principal investigator of an NIH award focused on this topic.  He also served as the San Diego Site PI and a member of the CKD working group within the SPRINT trial.  

Dr. Ix has co-authored over 370 peer reviewed scientific papers, has previously served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Circulation.  In 2020, he received the Shaul G. Massry Award from the US National Kidney Foundation.  Consultant: Sanifit and AstraZeneca.

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