About I. D Weiner
I. David Weiner, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Functional Genomics in the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation at the University of Florida, and he is a co-holder of the C. Craig and Audrae Tisher Chair in Nephrology. Dr. Weiner is also Chief of the Nephrology and Hypertension Section of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.
Dr. Weiner has an active clinical practice, and he directs an NIH-, VA- and AHA-funded research program.
His major administrative roles have included serving as interim clinical chief of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation, director of the nephrology fellowship program at the University of Florida, chair-person of the Shands Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Co-director of the MS2 Nephrology Course for the University of Florida College of Medicine, member and chair-person of the Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Subcommittee for Nephrology, standing member of the NIH Kidney Molecular Biology and Genitourinary Development committee, and director of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation outpatient clinic program.
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
- Acute kidney failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Diabetes and kidney disease
- Diet – chronic kidney disease
- Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
- Malignant hypertension
- Polycystic kidney disease
- Primary and secondary hyperaldosteronism
- Renovascular hypertension
Dr. Weiner’s pre-clinical research interests focus on the molecular mechanisms and the regulation of acid-base hemostasis. This includes studies on ammonia metabolism, including regulation of production and novel mechanisms of transport by specific proteins. Dr. Weiner’s laboratory played a major role in a recognition the Rhesus glycoproteins enable regulated transport of ammonia gas, NH3, which resulted in a paradigm shift shift in the understanding of ammonia metabolism.