New Faculty

Dr. Michael Rauchman joins the Nephrology Division

Michael I. Rauchman, MDCM, is Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology.  He joined the Department of Medicine on January 1, 2018, and was previously affiliated with St. Louis University.

Dr. Rauchman’s research focuses on understanding the molecular and genetic basis of mammalian kidney development, how disruption of specific pathways leads to abnormal development of this organ, the consequences of injury to adult kidney and the relationship between genetic mutations in humans and the development of future cardiovascular and renal disorders in humans.

Dr. Rauchman’s clinical responsibilities are performed at the St. Louis VA Medical Center and consists of caring and supervising the care of medical nephrology, and critical care inpatients at the VA Medical Center. He is also the renal section chief at the VA Medical Center and provides leadership and guidance to the faculty and management of dialysis, outpatient and inpatient nephrology services. Dr. Rauchman also holds a weekly clinic focusing on congenital kidney anomalies and follow up for patients with preeclampsia.

Dr. Rauchman’s responsibilities include teaching of internal medicine to Washington University nephrology fellows, internal medicine house, staff and medical students at the St Louis VA Medical Center.

He is the recipient of numerous grants, including an NIH/NIDDK R01 grant currently funding research into the regula¬tion of nephron progenitor cell self-renewal and differentiation. Dr. Rauchman also serves as principal investigator of a Depart¬ment of Veteran Affairs Cooperative Study called the Million Veteran Program (MVP).

Dr. Rauchman earned his medical degree from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, Canada and completed his fellowship in nephrology as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rauchman returns to Washington University School of Medicine from his position as professor at St. Louis University and section chief of nephrology at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. Rauchman was a faculty member at SLU from 2002 to 2017. Prior to that he served as Assistant Professor of medicine at Washington University and, from 1999 to 2003, as a staff nephrologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.