Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD

Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD

Professor Emeritus

Additional Titles

  • Director, Parathyroid Hormone/Vitamin D Laboratory
  • Founder, Chronic Dialysis Program, Washington University
  • Director, Chromalloy American Kidney Center for 30 years

Mailing Address

Division of Nephrology

  • Mailing Address: 660 S. Euclid Ave., CB 8126
    St. Louis, MO 63110


  • MD: University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1959)
  • Research Assistant: Institute of Medical Research, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1959-1960)
  • Intern: Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH (1960-1962)
  • Senior Assistant Medical Resident: Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, OH (1962-1963)
  • USPHS Post Doctoral Trainee: Renal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine (1963-1965)

Board Certifications

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1959
  • Educational Council of Foreign Medical Graduates, USA, 1960
  • State Board of Medical Examiners of Virginia, 1962
  • State Board of Medical Examiners of Missouri, 1967


Honors and Awards

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Honorary Member of the Colombian Society of Nephrology

Honorary Member of the Argentinean Society of Nephrology

Frederic C. Bartter Award, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

Honorary Member of the Argentinean Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Honorary Member of the Chilean Society of Nephrology

Award of Excellence, National Kidney Foundation and Metro East

Honorary Member, Polish Society of Nephrology

Belding H. Scribner Award of the American Society of Nephrology

Honorary President of the Santa Fe Society of Nephrology, Argentina

Award of the Eleventh Workshop on Vitamin D in “Recognition of Career Contributions to Vitamin D Research”

Honorary Member, Italian Society of Nephrology

Victor Miatello Award of the Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension

Honorary Member of the Spanish Society of Nephrology

Amgen International Award of the International Society of Nephrology, Rio, Brazil

Peter H. Raven Lifetime Achievement Award of the St. Louis Academy of Science

Fellow, Academy of Science of St. Louis

Lifetime Achievement “Master Physician” Award, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Friends of the National Kidney Foundation Award

12th International Vicenza Award, Vicenza, Italy

Clinical Interests

Clinical Titles
Director, Chromalloy American Kidney Center, 1967-1997
Co-Director, Renal Division, 1967-1997
Director, PTH/Vitamin D Laboratory, 1970-Present
Physician, Barnes Hospital, 1972- Present
Renal Consultant, Barnes Hospital, 1965-1997
Renal Consultant, Jewish Hospital, 1965-1997

Teaching Titles
Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine, 1991-Present

Research Interests

Research Interests: Recognized for contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of renal diseases. The Slatopolsky Lab was one of the first to demonstrate that phosphate retention in both humans and animals increases secretion of parathyroid hormone (PTH). Elevated PTH levels are found in patients with chronic renal disease and are linked to significant bone resorption and pathological bone fractures.

His team also was the first to demonstrate that vitamin D has a direct effect on the suppression of PTH in patients with renal failure. Other research has found that a low phosphate diet can reduce both vascular calcification and mortality in rats with advanced renal insufficiency.