U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Paul Kimmel
 

 Contact Info

 
Tel: 301-594-1409
Email: kimmelp@mail.nih.gov
 

 Select Experience

 
  • ProfessorDivision of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, The George Washington University1992-Present
  • Associate ProfessorDivision of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, The George Washington University1988-1992
  • Assistant ProfessorRenal Division, The George Washington University1983-1988
  • Assistant ProfessorRenal Electrolyte Division, University of Pennsylvania1982-1983
  • M.D.New York University School of Medicine1976

Paul L. Kimmel, M.D.

Program Director, Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases

Current Responsibilities and Activities

I direct three programs under the Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases.  As director of the Acute Kidney Injury program, my responsibilities include managing clinical studies on the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of acute kidney injury—including research on chronic kidney disease and diabetic kidney disease.  As director of the Kidney Genetics and Genomics program, I oversee a research portfolio that uses genetics and genomics approaches to study such topics as the renal consequences of diabetes, hypertension, and ischemia; and susceptibility to development of kidney disease in different populations.  I also direct the Kidney HIV/AIDS program, which supports basic and clinical studies on renal structure and function in individuals with HIV infection.

I represent the NIDDK on the NIH Genetic Environment Initiative Committee, which supports research on the genetic contributions and gene-environment interactions involved in common diseases.​

​Research Programs

Acute Kidney Injury
The NIDDK Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying AKI and its progression

Chronic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Chronic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying renal disease and its progression

Diabetic Kidney Disease
The NIDDK Diabetic Kidney Disease program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology underlying diabetic nephropathy and its progression

End-Stage Renal Disease
The NIDDK End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) program supports basic, translational, and clinical research on the mechanisms and pathophysiology of kidney failure and the progression of chronic kidney disease leading to kidney failure

Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging
The NIDDK Kidney Bioengineering, Biotechnology, and Imaging program promotes the development of new technologies for the diagnosis, monitoring, or treatment of renal disease

Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology
The NIDDK Kidney Clinical Research and Epidemiology program advances clinical studies and epidemiologic research on renal disease

Kidney Disease Centers
The NIDDK Kidney Disease Centers enhance and extend the effectiveness of research related to nephrology by encouraging collaboration among investigators from relevant disciplines

Kidney Genetics and Genomics
The NIDDK Kidney Genetics and Genomics program supports research that uses genetics and genomics approaches to elucidate the normal and pathologic function of the kidney

Kidney HIV/AIDS
The NIDDK Kidney HIV/AIDS program supports basic, translational, and clinical studies of HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN)

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIH Genetic Environment Initiative CommitteeMember