John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D., Named Nephrology Director

By Lee Hogan

Arthur comes to UAMS from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he was director of the Nephrology Proteomics Facility and the Nephrology Service and Dialysis at Ralph H. Johnson V.A. Medical Center. He was also an associate professor of medicine and director of the Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium and held the Dialysis Clinic Inc. Endowed Chair in nephrology.

Prior to his time at MUSC, Arthur was director of the Nephrology Training Program at the University of Louisville. While on staff, he was a recipient of the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant from the American Society of Nephrology.

Arthur graduated from the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine and the university’s Department of Pharmacology in 1990. Following his internship in internal medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, Arthur continued training at Duke, completing clinical and research residencies in internal medicine, and clinical and research fellowships in nephrology.

He is a member of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases’ Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases D Subcommittee. Arthur serves as a grant reviewer for the American Society of Nephrology and the American Heart Association. He is the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health R01 grant, which is exploring biomarkers of early renal functional decline in patients with type 2 diabetes.

In his new position, he succeeds Sudhir Shah, M.D., who stepped down from the position earlier this month after 25 years of service at UAMS. Shah will continue in a senior faculty position in the nephrology division.