History of the Fellowship

Donald W. Seldin, M.D.
Donald W. Seldin, M.D.

The UT Southwestern Renal Division owes its strength to its founder, Dr. Donald Seldin, one of the greatest renal physiologists of the 20th century and original co-editor of Seldin and Giebisch’s The Kidney. Dr. Seldin built the medical school up from its humble beginnings when he became the Chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1952. In 1955-56, he established the Division of Metabolism and its training program. It would later become the Division of Nephrology as the discipline matured. Dr. Seldin was able to recruit some of the best minds into the fellowship, many of whom went on to become leaders in the world of nephrology. Our catalogue below of Distinguished Alumni attests to this heritage. Dr. Seldin remains an active faculty member of the medical school. Find a more detailed account of the career of this giant in the field of medicine in this video.

Distinguished Nephrology Alumni

Past UT Southwestern nephrology fellows have gone on to lead renal divisions, chair medicine departments, and become deans of medical schools. What follows is a catalogue of some of the professional achievements of our alumni.

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