Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, MPH, ScD

KDIGO Co-Chair

Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, MPH, ScD, is the Gordon A. Cain Chair of Nephrology and a Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Winkelmayer received his medical degree (1990) from the University of Vienna, Austria, and later earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Care Management (1999) and a Doctor of Science degree in Health Policy (2001) from Harvard University. His main areas of research interest include comparative effectiveness and drug safety research among treatment strategies of CKD-anemia as well as among various interventions for cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease. His research methods include epidemiology, health services research, prospective cohort studies, and randomized trials. Dr. Winkelmayer has authored over 350 peer-reviewed publications.

He is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. He serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and as Co-Chair of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), the leader in global clinical practice guidelines in kidney health care.