James A. Sloand MD

Dr James Sloand obtained his MD degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine. He remained in St Louis for his residency in Internal Medicine. Dr Sloand then completed his Fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Rochester where he remained on the faculty for 24 years as a clinician, teacher and researcher, attaining the rank of Professor of Medicine. He is the author of several textbook chapters and multiple peer-reviewed publications and remains active in this arena. At the university, he was the recipient of several teaching awards including the Arthur Bauman Award, the highest teaching award bestowed upon faculty there. He continues to provide medical lectures nationally and internationally.

When at the U of Rochester, Dr Sloand was the Director of Home Dialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis. In this capacity, he was engaged in establishing quality measures to improve patient outcome through the CQI process. Dr. Sloand also served as the Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation of Upstate New York where he spearheaded efforts to make Rochester the first community in the nation to mandate eGFR calculations standard across all clinical laboratories. Dr. Sloand received the National Volunteer Award from the NKF in 2005. Dr. Sloand has also been a member of the New York State CKD task force since 2007 and is a member of the Kidney Care Partners National Quality Forum Measures Workgroup.

Currently Dr Sloand is the Senior Director of Medical Affairs of Baxter's North American Renal Division located outside of Chicago, Illinois.