About ASN

Bruce A. Molitoris, MD, FASN, Past President

ASN Biography

Dr. Bruce Molitoris is Professor of Medicine, Director of Nephrology and Director of the Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy at Indiana University. He graduated from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado. He was faculty at the University of Colorado from 1983 until 1993 when he moved to Indiana University to become Director of Nephrology there. He is the most recent member of the ASN Council.

Dr. Molitoris has served the ASN in many capacities. He has served on numerous committees including the Training Program Directors Committee, the ASN Week Program committee and was chair of this committee, the Nominating Committee and served as chairperson of the AKI Advisory Board. He has been involved in numerous NIH committees, NIH study sections and National Kidney Foundation committees including the National Scientific Advisory Board.

The major area of his research studies over the last 20 years has centered around the cell biology of acute kidney injury with an emphasis on proximal tubule cell injury secondary to ischemia and/or nephrotoxins. He also focuses on the use of 2-photon microscopy in live animals to understand the normal physiology, disease pathophysiology and therapeutic responses. He has been continuously funded by both the NIH and the VA for over 20 years. He presently is the PI of a NIH RO1, P-30 O’Brien Core, a VA Merrit Review and numerous industry grants. He is a founding member of two Biotech LLCs dealing with 2-Photon and fluorescent technology.

He is the author of over 200 scientific papers in top-tiered scientific journals, and has served as the editor or co-editor of several books including Acute Renal Failure, a companion to The Kidney. He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the Indiana University Trustees teaching award.

Dr. Molitoris and his wife Karen live in Indianapolis. Karen is an assistant professor of nursing at Marian College. They have three children, Jason a MD PhD student at Case Western Reserve Univ., Jared who is completing a MS in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University and Julie who is a first year Veterinary student at Purdue University.