Paul Schmitz, MD, is a professor of internal medicine and hypertension specialist at St. Louis University in Missouri. One of America's Best Doctors for the past 8 years, he has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the Golden Apple Award for medical student teaching and the Governor's Award for Excellence in education, among others. With clinical interests in renal physiology and disease, lipid and fatty acid panels, and vascular access, Dr. Schmitz is also an accomplished scientist who has been published over 75 times, and has received grants from numerous healthcare organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation, among many others.
Education and Training
American Board of Internal Medicine- Internal Medicine
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
- Percutaneous renal biopsy in the 1990s: safety, value, and implications for early hospital discharge.
- Eicosapentaenoic acid suppresses PDGF-induced DNA synthesis in rat mesangial
- Progressive renal insufficiency. Office strategies to prevent or slow progression of kidney disease.
- D-lactic acidosis 23 years after jejuno-ileal bypass.
- Omega-3 fatty acids in ESRD: should patients with ESRD eat more fish?
- Lovastatin but not enalapril reduces glomerular injury in Dahl salt-sensitive rats.
- Lipids and the progression of renal disease.
- Aliskiren as an alternative in a patient with life-threatening ACE inhibitor-induced angioedema.
- Fever, hyperdynamic shock, and multiple-system organ failure. A pseudo-sepsis syndrome associated with chronic salicylate intoxication.
- Acute renal failure caused by prolapsed leiomyoma.
- The role of lipid abnormalities in the pathogenesis of chronic, progressive renal disease.
- Safety and efficacy of transjugular renal biopsy performed by interventional nephrologists.
- Renal injury of diet-induced hypercholesterolemia in rats.
- High protein intake accelerates glomerulosclerosis independent of effects on glomerular hemodynamics.
- Therapeutic implications of lipid-lowering agents in the progression of renal disease.
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Governor's Award for Excellence
- Hennepin Co Med Ctr, Nephrology; Hennepin Co Med Ctr, Internal Medicine
- University of Minnesota Hospitals (Internal Medicine)
- University of Minnesota Hospitals (Nephrology)
Professional Society Memberships
- American College of Physicians, International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, American Diabetes Association, American Society of Hypertension, American Heart Association, International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Articles and Publications
- 2 Books
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