Willie  Ray Ross, MD, MPH

Willie Ray Ross, MD, MPH

Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine, Nephrology

Additional Titles

Associate Dean for Diversity
Principal Officer for Community Partnerships


Patients seen at

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Center for Advanced Medicine

Mailing Address

Division of Nephrology

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

Dr. Ross in the News:


  • Masters of Science in Epidemiology (MPH): Saint Louis University School of Public Health, St. Louis, MO (2005-2008)
  • Fellowship, Nephrology: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1987-1990)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN (1984-1987)
  • MD: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (1980-1984)
  • BS, Biology: Yale University, New Haven, CT (1976-1980)

Board Certifications

  • Nephrology, 1990, recertification 2000, 2010
  • Internal Medicine, 1989


Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award nominee

Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Education

Excellence in Teaching in the Field of Nephrology, Washington University
America’s Top Physicians 2003- 2012, Consumer Research Council’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians

Health Literacy Missouri Trailblazer Award

St. Louis American Foundation “Stellar Performer in Healthcare” Award
Washington University – AAMC/Pfizer Humanism in Medicine Award

Washington University Distinguished Alumni Faculty Award

Governor’s Distinguished Community Service in Medicine Award, Commission of Missouri
Robert and Gerry Virgil Ethic of Service Award, Washington University

Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University Chapter

Washington University – AAMC/Pfizer Humanism in Medicine Award

Clinical Interests

Diabetic kidney disease, hypertensive kidney disease, proteinuria, hematuria, kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, sarcoidosis, pregnancy-related kidney disease, dialysis.

Research Interests

Fetal origins of kidney disease, epidemiology of kidney disease, pregnancy and the kidney, social determinants of kidney disease.