Mark Okusa, M.D.
Medical/Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Okusa is the John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the UVA School of Medicine. After completing a residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and a fellowship in nephrology at the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Okusa was recruited to UVA as faculty in 1991. He has been chief of the Division of Nephrology since 2008, and director of the Center for Immunity, Inflammation and Regenerative Medicine since 2007.Dr. Okusa’s research focuses on the role of inflammation and immune cells in initiating and maintaining acute kidney injury. His findings in preclinical studies serve as a foundation for clinical trials both acute kidney injury and progressive kidney disease. He serves on a number of national and international panels to set the research agenda in acute kidney injury and develop clinical practice guidelines in acute kidney injury. Dr. Okusa has published over 130 papers and serves as an associate editor or on the editorial board for several journals, including Nephron Physiology, Kidney International and the American Journal of Nephrology. In 2012, he was elected to a seven-year term as councilor of the American Society of Nephrology, which will include serving a one-year term as president in 2018. Dr. Okusa enjoys long-distance running. A partial bibliography of Dr. Okusa’s publications can be seen here: https://www.pubfacts.com/search/mark+okusa