About ASN

Myles Wolf, MD, BRCU Faculty

ASN Biography

Myles S. Wolf, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate, completed Internal Medicine and Nephrology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and obtained a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Clinical and Physiological Investigation from Harvard Medical School.

After serving on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 5 years, Dr. Wolf moved to the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, where he eventually served 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. Subsequently, he spent 3 years at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as founding Director of the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health and as Director of the Department of Medicine’s Physician-Scientist Training Program.

The focus of Dr. Wolf's patient-oriented, epidemiological, and basic laboratory research is disordered mineral metabolism across the spectrum of CKD, including dialysis, kidney transplantation, and earlier stages. His primary contributions have been to characterize the role of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) in health and in CKD, and the impact of elevated FGF-23 levels on adverse clinical outcomes in patients with kidney diseases. Since 2002, Dr. Wolf's research has been continuously supported by grants from the American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, American Society of Nephrology, and National Institutes of Health. As Principal Investigator, he has been the recipient of more than $20 million of extramural grant support throughout his career. His research has been published in leading journals including: New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, Cell Metabolism, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Kidney International, among others.

Dr. Wolf has been primary research mentor for students, residents, fellows, and faculty, several of whom are now independent investigators and national leaders in academic nephrology. He has served 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 reviewer for several other journals, and as Editor of the Mineral Metabolism section of Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. Dr. Wolf has delivered numerous invited lectures on his research domestically and internationally and has received several teaching, mentoring, and research awards.

In recognition of his scientific contributions, Dr. Wolf was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2010 and the Association of American Physicians in 2017. He received the 2014 Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney Council of the American Heart Association and was elected to the Council of the International Society of Nephrology in 2017.