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 MD 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. During his fellowship, Dr. Wolf obtained a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Clinical and Physiological Investigation from Harvard Medical School. After serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for 5 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. Subsequently, he spent 3 years at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as founding Director of the Center for Translational Metabolism and Health within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine, and as Director of the Physician-Scientist Training Program in the Department of Medicine.
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 journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, Cell Metabolism, The 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.
In the last decade, Dr. Wolf's research has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, ASN, and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a 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 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 nationally and internationally, 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 ASN and the Kidney Council of the American Heart Association.