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Nephrology

William B. Schwartz Nephrology Fund

Bill Schwartz founded the Division of Nephrology at Tufts Medical Center in 1950 and served as its chief until 1971. He developed the Division into a preeminent referral center for patients with kidney diseases in the New England region and beyond, and he cared personally for hundreds of patients. He made landmark discoveries that revolutionized our understanding of the pathophysiology and management of acid-base and electrolyte disorders. But most importantly, he created a school of rigorous pathophysiological thought and analytical reasoning, whose graduates have contributed greatly to the field of nephrology.

We have endeavored to preserve Dr. Schwartz’s academic legacy by establishing the William B. Schwartz Nephrology Fund. The fund was created in 2000 by charitable gifts to Tufts Medical Center on the 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Division and reunion of faculty and trainees. The Fund supports a number of academic initiatives of the Division, including research and training for both junior and senior investigators within the Division.

We are extremely honored by the following Founding Gifts to the William B. Schwartz Nephrology Fund:

Individual Donors
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Brogan
Dr. John Harrington
Dr. Andrew Levey and Dr. Roberta Falke
Dr. David and Lynn Lowance
Drs. Nicolaos and Ourania Madias
Dr. Dwight and Rhonda Makoff
Dr. Mark and Judy Needle
Dr. Brian and Dr. Sunita Pereira
Dr. Jill Speigel

Corporate/Institutional Donors
AMGEN, Inc.
Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Boston
Genzyme
Merck & Co.
Ortho BioTech

In 2012, we were very appreciative to receive new gifts from the following individuals:

Dr. and Mrs. Howard B. Garfinkel
Dr. Lesley Inker and Mr. Benjamin L. Inker
Mr. and Mrs. Mathew King