Myles S. Wolf, MD, is the Margaret Gray Morton Professor of Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He is founding Director of the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, and Director of the Physician-Scientist Training Program in the Department of Medicine at Feinberg.
Dr. Wolf received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, New York. He completed internal medicine training at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During his research fellowship training, Dr. Wolf obtained a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Clinical and Physiological Investigation from Harvard Medical School, also in Boston. After serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for five years, Dr. Wolf moved to the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where he spent 5 years, eventually serving as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Director of the University of Miami Clinical Research Center, and Assistant Dean for Translational and Clinical Research.
The focus of Dr. Wolf’s research is disordered mineral metabolism across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease, including dialysis, kidney transplantation and earlier stages. His research has been published in leading general medicine and subspecialty journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Kidney International, among others. His primary contributions have been in the area of hormonal regulation of phosphate homeostasis. He has helped to characterize the physiological role of fibroblast growth factor 23 in health and in chronic kidney disease, and the impact of elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 levels on adverse clinical outcomes in patients with kidney disease.
During the past decade, Dr. Wolf’s research has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Society of Nephrology, and the National Institutes of Health. He has served as primary research mentor for students, residents, fellows and faculty involved in patient-oriented, epidemiological and basic laboratory research. He serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Seminars in Nephrology and Nature Reviews Nephrology, as an ad hoc peer reviewer for several other journals, and as Editor of the Mineral Metabolism section of Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. Dr. Wolf has been invited to deliver numerous national and international lectures on his research, and he has been the recipient of several teaching, mentoring and research awards. Dr. Wolf was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2010 and was the recipient of the 2014 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney Council of the American Heart Association.