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Leslie Gewin, MD

Leslie Gewin, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Division of Nephrology

1161 21st Avenue South, S3223 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2372

Phone: 615-343-0767

Member Since: 2018





Clinical Interest(s)

Research Interest(s)

  • basic mechanisms of renal repair
  • renal tubular injury
  • chronic kidney disease progression

Current / Former SSCI Roles

Council member

About Leslie Gewin, MD

Leslie Gewin, MD, is a physician-scientist in the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and a Staff Physician at the Nashville VA. Her research interest focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying chronic kidney disease progression. She runs a basic science lab funded by both the NIH and the VA that studies how renal tubular epithelia respond to injury and how these responses promote repair or fibrosis. Dr. Gewin is particularly interested in the role of growth factors and altered metabolism in modulating these epithelial responses. She also attends on the general internal medicine wards and the nephrology consult service at the Nashville VA. Dr. Gewin is passionate about teaching and supporting the next generation of physician-scientists. She is Co-director of the Kidney Student Research Training Program, which places medical students in a lab for a mentored research experience during the summer between first and second years. To advocate for the careers of women investigators, Dr. Gewin has been involved as a Councilor on Women in Nephrology, an international group that provides mentorship and professional development to both men and women in nephrology. Dr. Gewin is also a fellow and current Councilor of Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) and has served as a judge for the SSCI’s Nephrology Young Investigators’ Forum since 2019.


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