DuBose To Become Chairman of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest

June 28, 2002

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas D. DuBose Jr., M.D. will become chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine on Sept. 1, 2002 according to an announcement by William B. Applegate, M.D., dean and senior vice president of Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

DuBose is now Peter T. Bohan professor and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and professor of molecular and integrative physiology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan. He succeeds Applegate, who became dean on April 1.

"Tom DuBose is a great leader in American medicine today," said Applegate. "He''s had a distinguished career in nephrology and translational science. He has been a leader in medicine both at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and at the University of Kansas."

DuBose is currently chair of the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease of the American Heart Association and is scheduled to be president-elect of the American Society of Nephrology in 2005 and president in 2006.

DuBose is an active researcher, mostly in the physiology and treatment of acid-base disorders and kidney disease. He has had continuous funding from the National Institutes of Health since 1979, and also has had research support from the American Heart Association. He has published 89 papers and 33 books and book chapters, mostly on his research. He was, until recently, associate editor of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. A new textbook, which he edited, Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, will be released in July.

DuBose, a native of Gadsden, Ala., is a 1966 graduate of the University of Alabama and received his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine in 1970. After completing his internship at the University of Alabama Hospitals and Clinics, he took his internal medicine residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Tex. He completed a nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, where he then joined the faculty as an assistant professor. In 1981, he moved to the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where he stayed for ten years, rising to professor of internal medicine, professor of physiology and biophysics and chief of the Division of Nephrology.

In 1991, he became director of the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and chief of the Section of Nephrology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. In 1995, he added the post of vice chairman of internal medicine for financial and clinical affairs.

He moved to the University of Kansas in 2000. DuBose has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Professors.


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