2011 Mary Betty Stevens Award
Matthew Weir, MD, FACP
Dr. Matthew Weir currently serves as Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital and is Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weir received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He completed his internship and residency programs in medicine at the Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals in Connecticut, and completed his nephrology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. He then moved to the University of Maryland, where he has been a full time faculty member since 1983.
Dr. Weir is an outstanding clinical investigator with a very productive research career with an extensive publication record. His primary research interests include the use of antihypertensive therapy for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive renal injury in African Americans, and preventing allograft nephropathy in transplant recipients. He has written more than 450 manuscripts and book chapters about these topics. He has edited four books including “Medical Management of Kidney Transplantation” and “Hypertension.” He has presented at numerous international scientific association meetings, hospitals, and medical schools. He currently reviews manuscripts for more than 20 major medical journals. He is on the editorial board of ten journals and is Section Editor of Current Hypertension Reports and Current Opinion in Hypertension and Nephrology, and Associate Editor of Clinical Nephrology and the American Journal of Nephrology. He has three active NIH supported grants from NIDDK. In addition, he is a member of numerous associations, including the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Transplantation.
In nominating Dr. Weir for this award, Dr. Gary Plotnick writes: “Not only is Dr. Weir a most outstanding investigator with an international reputation, but he clearly exemplifies the personal traits for which Mary Betty Stevens was known. He is widely admired as a devoted, caring physician, a masterful clinician and an inspirational teacher. His enthusiasm for both excellent patient care and teaching is palpable. Countless patients have benefited from his clinical knowledge, bedside manner and expert care. Countless medical students, residents and fellows have benefited by his example and his passion for teaching. I know of no one more worthy than Dr. Weir to receive the prestigious Mary Betty Stevens Award.”
The Maryland Chapter Awards Committee certainly concurs with this assessment of Dr. Weir and is delighted to present him with this award.
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