Positions

Gordon A. Cain Chair in Nephrology
Medicine-Nephrology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Section Chief
Medicine-Nephrology
Baylor College of Medicine
United States
Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Interests

  • Inpatient kidney health care; health policy; evidence based medicine and guidelines; medical publishing; faculty development

Professional Statement

Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer is the Gordon A. Cain Chair of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Originally from Vienna, Austria, he 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. He then spent 8 years on the faculty of Brigham and Women¹s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he established himself as a prolific investigator and leader in the discipline of comparative-effectiveness research as it pertains to kidney disease. Before joining Baylor in 2014, he spent 5 years at Stanford University where he was the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Nephrology. His main areas of research interest include the treatment of anemia as well as the effectiveness and safety of interventions for cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease. In addition, he has particular interest in medical publishing. He serves as the Associate Editor for Nephrology of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, is a Co-Editor of the American Journal of kidney Disease, and has been appointed to several other editorial boards of leading nephrology and epidemiology journals. Since 2010, he has served on the Public Policy Board of the American Society of Nephrology.