I am truly delighted to announce that Leslie Gewin, MD, will be joining our division as Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gewin comes to us from the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was an Associate Professor at the Nashville Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she serves as a Staff Physician. She earned her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. A physician-scientist, Leslie’s basic science research laboratory research focuses on proximal tubule responses to injury and how these responses drive either repair or fibrosis and chronic kidney disease.
Recently, her research has expanded to investigate how changes in the cell cycle and metabolism of injured tubules contributes to loss of kidney function and development of fibrosis. An area she looks forward to developing further through collaborations here at WUSM. Her research is funded both by the NIH and the VA. Her laboratory will be located in McDonnell Medical Sciences, 7th floor. Most of her clinical effort will take place at the STL VA, where she will hold 5/8 effort. Dr. Gewin is dedicated to teaching the next generation of physician-scientists as well as advancing the careers of women investigators. She served also Chair of the Steering Committee of Vanderbilt’s Women on Track (WoT), which fosters the professional development of tenure-track women in academic medicine. She also serves as Councilor for both Women in Nephrology as well as the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation.