About ASN

Richard H. Sterns, MD, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Richard H. Sterns, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as Chief of Medicine of the Rochester General Hospital.

Dr. Sterns has clinical research interests in the effect of osmotic disturbances of the brain, with a particular interest in the treatment of hyponatremia; he introduced the term “osmotic demyelination syndrome” to describe delayed neurological complications following the treatment of chronic hyponatremia. Dr. Sterns has served on the editorial board of NephSAP since 2002, with responsibility for the fluid and electrolyte syllabus, and is the fluid and electrolyte section editor for UpToDate.