Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Development
Director of the Office of Physician-Science Development in the School of Medicine
Professor in Medicine
Affiliate of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Rasheed Gbadegesin, MBBS, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics and Nephrology. Dr. Gbadegesin's research is focused on understanding the critical pathways that are involved in the pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome and in congenital malformations of the kidney and the urinary tract. He and his group have established a phenotypic and biorepository data base for more than 600 children with hereditary and sporadic nephrotic syndrome. In the past two years they have identified two novel genes for hereditary nephrotic syndrome and vesicoureteric reflux (VUR). They have also identified a disease risk allele for childhood onset steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS).
MD University of Manchester, United Kingdom
MBBS University of Ibadan, Nigeria