New Faculty James Davis Looks Forward to Expanding the Clinical Footprint of the Division into New Territories – and Finding Some Live Music

Please welcome James A. Davis, MD, to the Division of Nephrology. An experienced interventional nephrologist, Davis joins the division as Assistant Professor of Medicine, bringing with him an interest in home-based therapies and vascular access. He was previously in private practice at The Kidney and Hypertension Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Davis will oversee the division’s growing community-based dialysis centers, including the new North County Dialysis Center, which opened in February 2018.

“My involvement with provision of community-based dialysis will be to help expand the brand of Washington University Physicians out to North County,” says Davis. “My goal is to be the face of nephrology care for North County.”

The community-based dialysis centers are part of the division’s goal to provide more convenient, state-of-the-art care for our patients in the greater St. Louis area. “I would like to assure referring physicians and families that they can get the same level of care and service from our community-based centers as they have come to expect from Washington University Physicians and Barnes Jewish Hospital,” says Davis.

After earning his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 1999, Davis completed his residency at the University of Cincinnati in 2003. He remained at UC to complete his fellowship in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Davis was certified as an interventional nephrologist by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) after having completed over 10,000 successful procedures. The ASDIN is a society that promotes the application of new and existing procedures to improve the care of patients with kidney disease.

Davis’ medical practice was focused in the Southeastern Greater Cincinnati Area, mainly at Saint Elizabeth Healthcare and Mercy Health, as well as multiple outpatient clinics. He served as a voluntary faculty mentor to many UC internal medicine and pediatric residents when on outpatient or nephrology electives.

“I am also very much looking forward to mentoring our fellows,” says Davis, “particularly if they should choose to enter private practice.”

Davis has been married to his wife, Missy, for 25 years and they have two daughters, Shelby and Maddie. Shelby is 19 and will be entering her sophomore year at WashU. Maddie will be a sophomore at Kirkwood High School.

Dr. Davis is a fan of bow ties, joining other faculty member bow tie lovers, Dr. Will Ross and Dr. Jeff Miner.

Davis, himself, is currently studying Spanish and working on his fluency. Up until arriving in St. Louis, he was also volunteering in free health clinics in Cincinnati.

Calling himself an amateur musician, Davis professes his loves of playing the guitar. “I am particularly fond of Blues music and am always looking for a great place to experience live music.”

We believe Davis will enjoy searching for live Blues music here in St. Louis. Welcome!