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Robert C. Stanton, M.D. | Chief, Kidney & Hypertension Section


Chief, Kidney & Hypertension Section


Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Medical School

Hahnemann Medical College, 1980


Oregon Health Sciences University, 1981-84


Oregon Health Sciences University 1981-1983; Chief Resident Oregon Health Sciences University 1983-1984


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Nephrology, 1984-87


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 1987-1991; Tufts University Physiology Department with Lewis Cantley, PhD


American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Dr. Stanton is a research, clinician, and teacher.

His research is focused on an essential enzyme that plays a major role in regulating oxidative stress levels in all cells, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase. His work is aimed at determining the basic cellular mechanisms responsible for diabetic kidney disease, for the death of pancreatic beta cells, and for cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes. [Read more.]

Dr. Stanton is also very involved with teaching at all levels (student, resident, fellow, and faculty) at local, national, and international levels. Dr. Stanton has been invited to lecture throughout the United States and throughout the world (including China, India, the Middle East, Europe, and South America). He has received three Honorary Professorships from Universities in China. He is an author of many original articles and chapters, and serves both in reviewer and in editorial positions for academic journals.

In addition to caring for people with diabetes and kidney disease, Dr. Stanton also cares for people with any type of kidney disease as well as caring for people with hypertension.

Robert Stanton MD