Dr. David Ellison named distinguished lecturer for American Physiological Society

David EllisonApril 21, 2016

David Ellison, M.D.,  professor of medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, and director and principal investigator, Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute, was named the 2016 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society. Dr. Ellison presented at the annual Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, Calif.

The lectureship recognizes a world-renowned, distinguished scientist who has made major contributions to understanding physiological processes through state-of-the-art research. 

Dr. Ellison joined the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine, in August 2000. He received his nephrology training at Yale University. Dr. Ellison`s research investigates the molecular regulation of renal salt excretion and its impact on blood pressure. Specifically, his work focuses on electroneutral salt transporters and on Gitelman's and Bartter's syndromes, two inherited diseases caused by mutations in the genes responsible for mediating salt movement in the kidney. Dr. Ellison is also interested in the pathogenesis and treatment of edema. His work is funded by the NIH and Department of Veterans Affairs.