• David G. Warnock, MD is the Director of the Division of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received his MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical training was completed at the University of California, San Francisco, including a 1 year research fellowship with Isidore Edelman, MD in the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Following a fellowship with Maurice Burg, MD at the NIH, Dr. Warnock returned to UCSF as a faculty member. He served as the Section Chief at the San Francisco VA Medical Center during the last 5 years of his appointment at UCSF. Following a sabbatical with Bernard Rossier, MD at the Institute of Pharmacology in Lausanne, Switzerland, Dr. Warnock was recruited to UAB as the Director of Nephrology in 1988. Since May 1, 2005, Dr. Warnock has also served at the Director of the Office of Human Research at UAB. Dr. Warnock’s research interests include acid-base physiology, sodium transport mechanisms, chronic kidney disease, and inherited renal diseases. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Association of Physicians, American Physiologic Society, ASN, NFK and ISN. He is currently serving as the President of the National Kidney Foundation.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2012 Prospective safety study of bardoxolone methyl in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, end-stage renal disease and peritoneal dialysis.  Ed. 178.  2012


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    2010 Renal manifestations of fabry disease.  211-243. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Rare renal diseases
    Chronic Kidney Disease
    Acute Kidney Injury
  • Education And Training

  • UCSF Medical Center, Internship
  • UCSF Medical Center, Residency
  • UCSF Medical Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California System : Berkeley 1970
  • Full Name

  • David Warnock