Young Investigator Recognized for Mineral Metabolism Research

Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc
The ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award will be presented to Myles Wolf, MD, MMSc, for his groundbreaking research on mineral metabolism. He will describe his recent findings in an address: “Mineral (Mal)Adaptation to Kidney Disease.”

Dr. Wolf is the Margaret Gray Morton Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is the founding director of the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health and director of the physician-scientist training program at Feinberg.

The focus of Dr. Wolf’s research is disordered mineral metabolism across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease, including dialysis, kidney transplantation, and earlier stages. His primary contributions have been in the area of hormonal regulation of phosphate homeostasis. He helped to characterize the physiological role of fibroblast growth factor 23 in health and in chronic kidney disease, and the impact of elevated levels on adverse clinical outcomes.

He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Seminars in Nephrology, and as editor of the mineral metabolism section of Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. Dr. Wolf has been invited to deliver numerous national and international lectures on his research, and he has received several teaching, mentoring, and research awards.

After serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for five years, Dr. Wolf moved to Florida and the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, where he eventually served as chief of the division of nephrology and hypertension, director of the clinical research center, and assistant dean for translational and clinical research. He joined the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2013.

Dr. Wolf received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn. He completed internal medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. During his research fellowship training, Dr. Wolf obtained a master’s of medical sciences in clinical and physiological investigation from Harvard Medical School.