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Rovin Named Director of Nephrology at Ohio State


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dr. Brad Rovin (43221) has been named director of The Ohio State University’s Division of Nephrology. The nephrology division at the OSU Medical Center conducts one of the largest clinical programs nationally and is recognized for its research at both the basic science and clinical levels.

Doctor Brad Rovin
Brad H. Rovin, M.D.
Rovin is a widely respected authority on the treatment of lupus and is project director of a federally funded lupus research study. He joined Ohio State’s internal medicine faculty in 1990 after completing specialty training in nephrology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has received numerous awards, including the National Kidney Foundation Clinical Scientist award in 1995.

Dr. Michael Grever, chair of internal medicine, says Rovin has earned the distinct reputation of being an outstanding physician-scientist. “Brad’s professional and collegial performance have earned him respect from colleagues and patients,” said Grever. “The division will continue to grow and develop with his expertise and experience.”

Rovin has served as president of the medical advisory board for the National Kidney Foundation in Ohio from 1991 through 1995 and on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals, including the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Kidney International and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

He holds a research appointment in the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute and in Ohio State’s interdisciplinary program in pharmacogenomics.

The division of nephrology has one of the most comprehensive National Institutes of Health-funded programs in the country to study kidney disease associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. In addition, the division was recently designated a center for the newly formed Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, a group dedicated to developing new therapies for lupus.

The Ohio State University Medical Center has consistently been named one of America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Also, in the nationally acclaimed directory of “Best Doctors in America,” 145 of the 182 central Ohio doctors on the list are affiliated with OSU Medical Center. In addition, of The Medical Center is widely recognized for programs in heart care, cancer, orthopedics, organ transplantation, rehabilitation, women's services and neuroscience.

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