John W. Foreman, MD



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Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Nephrology
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Nephrology
DUMC 3959
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1973
  • Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital (Canada), 1973-1975
  • Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1975-1976
  • Pediatric Nephrology and Metabolism, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), 1976-1979
Clinical Interests:
Glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, hematuria, urinary tract infections, electrolyte disorders, hypertension, renal transplantation, dialysis, Fanconi's syndrome
Research Interests:
Dr. Foreman's research interests center on participating in multicenter clinical trials investigating new treatments for hypertension and renal disease.
Representative Publications:
  • Tong, JE; Howell, DN; Foreman, JW. Drug-induced granulomatous interstitial nephritis in a pediatric patient. Pediatric Nephrology. 2007;22:306-309.  Abstract
  • Otto, EA; Schermer, B; Obara, T; O'Toole, JF; Hiller, KS; Mueller, AM; Ruf, RG; Hoefele, J; Beekmann, F; Landau, D; Foreman, JW; Goodship, JA; Strachan, T; Kispert, A; Wolf, MT; Gagnadoux, MF; Nivet, H; Antignac, C; Walz, G; Drummond, IA; Benzing, T; Hildebrandt, F. Mutations in INVS encoding inversin cause nephronophthisis type 2, linking renal cystic disease to the function of primary cilia and left-right axis determination. Nature Genetics. 2003;34:413-420.  Abstract
  • Wigfall, DR; Ware, RE; Burchinal, MR; Kinney, TR; Foreman, JW. Prevalence and clinical correlates of glomerulopathy in children with sickle cell disease. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2000;136:749-753.  Abstract
  • Robinson, LA; Howell, DN; Wigfall, DR; Foreman, JW. Appearance of immune complex glomerulonephritis following the onset of type I diabetes mellitus in a child. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 1997;30:713-716.  Abstract