Robert Lorch, MD

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Where is your hometown?

Tampa, Florida

Where did you train?

  • Undergraduate- University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • Medical School- University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
  • Residency- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award in Physiology, USF 2015

What are your career goals?

My career goals include a focus on academic clinical research as well as general nephrology clinical practice. My interests include chronic kidney disease, including risk factors and mechanisms contributing to health outcomes in CKD patients. Thus far, my research has involved identifying risk factors and links between metabolic syndrome and kidney disease in underrepresented minority patients with CKD.

What were you looking for in a fellowship program?

In a fellowship program I value a strong and all-encompassing clinical experience, coupled with impactful opportunities for career development for fellows interested in a research career. Additionally, an effective fellowship program should be flexible enough to accommodate for changes in a fellow's career interests that may arise during training.

What are the strengths of the Duke program?

The strengths of the Duke program lie in the unmatched clinical training and world-renowned excellence in medical science of Duke University; and yet the quality that stands out the most is the personal dedication of every faculty and fellow to the success of their colleagues and the organization as a whole.

What has surprised you most about Duke?

The atmosphere and people of Duke make it one of the most fun and exciting places to work.

What have you liked about living in Durham/RTP?

Great food, great breweries, and close to so many excellent outdoor activies

What advice would you give about moving to Durham?

Prepare to fall in love with Durham.

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