John Danziger, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Introduction to Renal Physiology
Dr. John Danziger is a nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Danziger completed his undergraduate degree in intellectual history at the University of Pennsylvania. He then received a master's of philosophy from Cambridge University in the history and philosophy of science, focusing on early public health in 19th century England. He attended medical school and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. After working briefly as a hospitalist for Kaiser Permanente in California, he completed his nephrology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His first academic position was at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, and returned to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2006.
Dr. Danziger is an active teacher, involved at all levels of medical education. He teaches annually in the Harvard Medical School renal physiology course, receiving an "Excellence in Tutoring" award for each year he has participated. In addition, he is currently the co-director the HMS Core I Clerkship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a frequent lecturer to the internal medicine housestaff, and leads a weekly physiology-based conference for residents rotating through the intensive care unit. He was awarded the Robert Moellering Award for Recognition of Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Clinical Care in 2008. He also frequently teaches renal fellows, with a particular interest in renal replacement therapies. In addition to his educational activities, Dr. Danziger is active in translational research. His research activities focus on the importance of vitamin K dependent proteins in patients with kidney disease. As a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, Dr. Danziger authored a new textbook Renal Physiology: A Clinical Approach.