John M. Arthur, M.D., Ph.D.

John M. Arthur, M.D., Ph.D.Dr. Arthur is the Director of the Division of Nephrology here at UAMS. He is an MD/PhD physician scientist graduate of University of Iowa, College of Medicine and Department of Pharmacology. He received his BS in Zoology from Iowa State University, graduating with distinction.  Dr. Arthur completed clinical and research residency training at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, on an ABIM clinical investigator pathway. He then obtained both a clinical and research fellowship in Nephrology from Duke University.

Dr. Arthur began his career in academic medicine at the University of Louisville where he became Director of the Nephrology Training Program. While a faculty member at Louisville, he received the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Award from the American Society of Nephrology.  After five years at Louisville, he was recruited by the Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Nephrology, at the rank of Associate Professor. Within one year, he was promoted to Chief of Nephrology and Director of Dialysis at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.  Dr. Arthur was promoted to full professor in 2010 and continued to serve in these leadership roles up until early January, 2015.

Dr. Arthur serves as standing member for an NIH DDK-D study section and as grant reviewer for both the American Society of Nephrology and the American Heart Association.  He is currently funded as Principal Investigator by NIH, studying biomarkers of early renal functional decline in type 2 diabetes.

Academic Appointment: Professor of Medicine

Training and Education

  • BS: Zoology, Iowa State University
  • MD, PhD: University of Iowa
  • Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine: Duke University Medical Center
  • Research Residency, Clinical Investigator Pathway: Duke University
  • Clinical Nephrology Fellowship: Duke University
  • Research Nephrology Fellowship: Duke University

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