WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Amret T. Hawfield, M.D., has joined the faculty at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center as an instructor in internal medicine-nephrology.
Hawfield’s clinical interests include general hypertension, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and kidney disorders related to pregnancy. Her research focuses on these areas and also on preeclampsia, a condition that occurs during pregnancy and can affect both the mother and baby.
Hawfield is board certified in internal medicine. She earned her medical degree at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. While a medical student, she received the M. Robert Cooper Scholarship awarded for research.
During her residency, she received the Dr. Daniel M. Libby program director’s award for performance and dedication and during her fellowship, she received the Distinguished House Staff Award 2006.
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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranks Wake Forest University School of Medicine 18th in family medicine, 20th in geriatrics, 25th in primary care and 41st in research among the nation's medical schools. It ranks 35th in research funding by the National Institutes of Health. Almost 150 members of the medical school faculty are listed in Best Doctors in America.