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Jonathan A. Bolaños, M.D., FASN

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Assistant Research Physician: Kidney Diseases Branch
Scientific Focus Areas: Clinical Research, Immunology

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Research Physician, NIDDK, NIH, 2021-present
  • Staff Clinician, NIDDK, NIH, 2021-present
  • Assoc. Program Director, Nephrology fellowship, Univ. of MD School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Univ. of MD School of Medicine
  • Course co-director, Renal section, Univ. of MD School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Hemodialysis Unit, VA Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Medical Director, Nephrology Clinic, Dept. of Nephrology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Fellow, American Society of Nephrology
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Medical Director-Dialysis Unit and Nephrology Division Head, Dept. of Nephrology, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, National Capital Consortium-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, National Capital Consortium-Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • General Medical Officer, U.S. NAVY
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • M.D., University of Puerto Rico
  • B.S., University of Puerto Rico

Current Research

My research interests include glomerular disorders, disorders of potassium metabolism, military medicine, and thrombotic microangiopathies. I'm also passionate about graduate medical education and training.

Select Publications

Acute glomerulonephritis in a hematopoietic blood stem cell donor.
Chandra P, Dahiya S, Sanchez-Petitto G, Malik J, Bolanos J, Haririan A, Weir M, Drachenberg C, Rapoport A.
Clin Nephrol Case Stud (2021) 9:81-86. Abstract/Full Text
Recurrent Hyperkalemia in Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Inhibitor (RAASi) Treatment: Stuck between a Rock and a Hard Place.
Bolaños JA, Seliger SL.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol (2021 Mar 8) 16:345-347. Abstract/Full Text
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Research in Plain Language

I have been involved in studies looking at outcomes of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis in military service members. I’ve also contributed to the review and development of military clinical practice guideline recommendations for the management of patients with, or at risk for, acute kidney injury and elevated levels of potassium in the austere, deployed environment. In addition, I’m interested in studying the effects of immune system disorders on the kidney.

Last Reviewed October 2023