WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Thomas DuBose Jr., M.D., of Winston-Salem, has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Heart Association’s Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease.
The award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the council over a sustained period, and substantial professional contributions in the field of kidney and cardiovascular diseases. DuBose received the honor at the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia earlier this month.
DuBose has conducted research funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1979. He is president of the American Society of Nephrology and is past chairman of the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease. He is an author of 137 published papers and chapters in textbooks.
DuBose is a professor and chairman of internal medicine and professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama and completed his residency at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He completed a research fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Before joining the Medical Center, DuBose served as the Peter T. Bohan Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and was previously director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston.
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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. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.