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Brennan Named Medical Co-Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center

We are delighted to introduce Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP, who, on July 1, 2017, will become the new Medical Co-Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Brennan will provide leadership to this important Johns Hopkins Medicine multi-disciplinary service line, blending the perspectives of both the surgical and medical members of the team into strategic and operational planning, our care of patients with end stage organ disease and transplantation +research and education.

Dr. Brennan is the Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Professor of Renal Diseases and the Director of Transplant Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his BA from Cornell College in Iowa and his MD from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his medical internship and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He continued his training with clinical and research fellowships at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Brennan’s research interests are viral infections, induction immunosuppression therapy, pharmaco-economic and outcomes research in transplantation and islet transplantation. He has written more than 275 original publications and has contributed to several textbooks in these clinical areas. He has served on the editorial board of Transplantation since 1998 and as deputy editor of Transplantation since 2014, as an associate editor for the American Journal of Transplantation from 2007 to 2014, as the editor of the Transplant Section of UpToDate since 1999 and as editor-in-chief of Nephrology for UpToDate since 2006.  He has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney International. He has been a frequent reviewer for many journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA, and has participated on multiple study sections for the NIH/NIDDK and the U. S. Federal Drug Administration. 

In addition to his many academic honors and distinctions, Dr. Brennan was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2004. He received the Cornell College Distinguished Alumni Leadership and Service Award in 2011 and the Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011. He has received the Renal Fellows Teaching Award four times. A prolific researcher and educator, Dr. Brennan has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and he has lectured in almost every corner of the globe.

Dr. Brennan’s arrival affirms of our commitment to world-class patient care and clinical research in our transplant services. Please join me in offering Dr. Brennan our strongest support and warmest welcome.



Mark Anderson