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John M. Arthur, M.D., PHD

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  • Professor
Degree M.D., PHD
School M.D. awarded by University of Iowa, 1990; PHD awarded by University of Iowa. 1990
  • Duke University
  • Duke University
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine: Nephrology
  • Nephrology
Clinical Interests
  • Acid-base disorders
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Fluid and electrolyte management
  • English
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John Arthur received his MD, PhD degree from the University of Iowa. He completed his Medical Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is Associate Professor of Medicine at MUSC, and Director of the Nephrology Service and Director of Dialysis at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. He is the Director of the Renal Disease Biomarkers Center of Excellence. He is also the Director of the MUSC Nephrology Proteomics Facility and is a founding member of two clinical research networks: The Southern Acute Kidney Injury network (SAKInet) and the Southeast Kidney Disease Consortium (SEKDC). He has received a number of awards including Eagle Scout, National Merit Scholar, AOA, the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research from the American Federation for Clinical Research, the Junior-Investigator Award for Excellence in Research from the American Federation for Medical Research and the Carl Gottschalk Research Scholar Award from the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Arthur's special clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of acute renal failure and the diagnosis and management of electrolyte and acid-base abnormalities. He attends on the inpatient services and outpatient clinics at both MUSC and the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and is the Medical Director of the VA Outpatient Dialysis Unit. He is actively involved in teaching Medical Students, Medicine Residents and Nephrology Fellows in all of these settings.

Dr. Arthur's research interests focuses primarily on biomarker discovery, mechanisms of injury in acute kidney injury and diabetic kidney disease. In the area of biomarkers, he uses proteomic technologies and bioinformatic machine learning tools to identify sets of diagnostic and prognostic markers for diseases that affect the kidney. In the area of Proteomics technology development, he is a part of the NHLBI-funded MUSC Cardiovascular Proteomics Center attempting to improve methodologies and analysis for two-dimensional gel electrophoresis.

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