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Richard A.

Basic Science Research
Clinical Faculty
Clinical Research
Sites of Practice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Education & Training

Fellowship, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston MA, 1976-1977

Fellowship, Boston University Medical Center, Boston MA, 1975-1976

Residency, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1973-1974

Residency, University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Los, Angeles CA, 1970-1971

Residency, Harbor General Hospital, Torrance CA, 1969-1970

MD, Northwestern Medical School, Chicago IL, 1969

College, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 1965


Robert Schrier Lecturer, American Society of Nephrology, 2015

American Association of Physicians, 2010

Research Interests

Dr. Zager's research is centered on defining mechanisms and adaptive responses of acute ischemic and toxic renal injury.  In particular, he studies how injured cells acquire resistance to subsequent forms of attack (so call "ischemic preconditioning" or "acquired cytoresistance").  By defining these protective mechanisms, new prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for organ protection are probed. Cell culture, rodent experiments and translational human studies are used to probe these issues.