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Kathleen S. Hering-Smith, PhD

Kathleen S. Hering-Smith, PhD

Tulane University Health Sciences Center
Section of Nephrology & Hypertension, 8545

1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-554-5889

Member Since: 2010

Member Status: Fellow




Clinical Interest(s)

Renal Physiology

Research Interest(s)

  • epithelial transport
  • physiological and molecular mechanisms that regulate calcium nephrolithiasis
  • acid-base homeostasis

Current / Former SSCI Roles

Nominating Committee Member


About Kathleen S. Hering-Smith, PhD

Dr. Hering-Smith completed her undergraduate and Master of Science (both in Chemistry) education at Southern Illinois University, and obtained her PhD at Tulane University in 2004. In 2005, she was recruited to stay at Tulane University as Assistant Professor of Medicine. She has also held an Adjunct appointment in the Department of Physiology since 2006, teaches in both Physiology and the Aging Center and she has mentored several post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. Dr. Hering-Smith’s research has been funded by a VA MREP grant (KSHS), NIH Cobre Award (LG Navar, Physiology) and NIH-NIDDK RO1 (KSHS). Dr. Hering-Smith has served on both NIH-NIDDK and VA Merit study sections and also has served on the American Society of Nephrology Biosciences Research Advisory Group for 6 years (2009-2015). She has been an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Physiology Renal Physiology since 2013. At Tulane University she was elected to the Faculty Advisory Committee (2014-2017), is a permanent member of the Research Advisory Committee, Director of the School of Medicine Freezer Farm and the Director of the Nephrology and Hypertension Core Lab. At the Southeastern Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) she has served on the following committees: Research and Development Biosafety Committee, Research and Development Committee (Vice-Chair 2008-2010), Research and Development Project Legacy Member and currently SLVHCS Research Service Integrated Project Team which is charged with getting the new SLVHCS Research Building ready for a move in date of early 2017. Dr. Hering-Smith is a member of several societies: American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Heart Association Council on the Kidney,American Physiological Society (Elected 1999), American Society of Nephrology and the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (Elected 2011).


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