Dr. Wayne R Kotzker is a nephrologist practicing in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Kotzker specializes in the care and treatment of the kidneys. As a nephrologist, Dr. Kotzker most typically treats conditions like kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, acute renal failure, polycystuc kidney disease, high blood pressure and more. Nephrologists are also experts on kidney transplantation and dialysis. They are usually referred to by primary care physicians for problems related to the kidneys, and while they can perform tests to diagnose kidney disorders, they do not perform surgeries.
Education and Training
Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch- New Brunswick Nj 1994
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Univ Of Pa Hlth System, Nephrology; Umdnj-R W Johnson Med Sch, Internal Medicine
- University of Pennsylvania Health System Program
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Dr. Kotzker is a board-certified nephrologist who is interested in all aspects of nephrology care, including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, acute kidney injury, diabetic nephropathy, dialysis, transplantation, and glomerulonephritis. He currently practices at and is on the management board of Florida Kidney Physicians with offices throughout the state of Florida. He primarily sees patients in offices in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Fort Lauderdale. He serves on the Clinical Operations committee for both Florida Kidney Physicians and the national Renal Care Organization.
Florida Kidney Physicians is a Florida-based team of top-notch nephrologists whose collective experience, resources, and sophisticated patient data provide patients with the most comprehensive care available. Their goal is to provide better access to more advanced treatment therapies from general nephrology and hypertension to dialysis, transplant care, and clinical research within local communities.
On the subject of his academic involvement, Dr. Kotzker serves as an Associate Professor of Medicine at both Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine and Charles E. Schmidt Medical School at Florida Atlantic University. He enjoys teaching students and residents and dedicates his time to lecturing, as well as rounding with future doctors. He is also a primary investigator for a number of clinical pharmaceutical research trials for different nephrology conditions.
He currently serves as the Medical Director of Dialysis Services at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, DaVita West Boynton Beach and DaVita Boca Raton dialysis centers. Dr. Kotzker is also the Physician Lead for DaVita’s South Florida Integrated Care program which aims to deliver better overall medical care to dialysis patients.
Prior to his current endeavours, he practiced at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel and then in private practice briefly in New Brunswick, NJ before relocating to Florida in 2003.
After earning his medical degree from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at the same educational venue. Following this, he completed his fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Recognized for his expertise in the field of nephrology, Dr. Kotzker is board-certified in nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatric medicine that concerns itself with the kidneys: the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. A nephrologist is a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and treating diseases of the kidneys.
Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Kotzker enjoys spending time with his family, especially his wife, Tova, and their 6 children. He speaks Hebrew and is active in the Jewish community in Boca Raton. He loves playing and watching ice hockey, as well as following his beloved Philadelphia Flyers, Eagles, and Phillies. He also enjoys golf, all types of music, and an occasional Single Malt Scotch.
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