Arlene Chapman

Arlene Chapman, MD

Chief Department of Medicine, Nephrology, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, University of Chicago

Dr. Chapman is the section Chief of Nephrology at the University of Chicago and the Director of the Clinical Research Center for the University of Chicago’s Institute for Translational Medicine.

Dr. Chapman attended medical school at MacMaster School of Medicine in Ontario, Canada, followed by training in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and a fellowship in Renal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She joined the University of Colorado faculty as an Assistant Professor and was later promoted to Associate Professor. She then joined the faculty at Emory University, where she was promoted to Professor of Medicine and later accepted the role of section chief of Nephrology at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Chapman’s research focuses on mechanisms of cyst formation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. She has been integrally involved in the development of novel imaging biomarkers for this disease. In addition, her career has focused on other rare conditions including ARPKD, the CAKUT disorders, ciliopathies, tuberous sclerosis complex and von Hippel Lindau disease.
Her academic contributions include membership on several NIH committees as well as the Scientific Advisory Council for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Foundation and the Council for the American Kidney Societies. She has also served on the editorial boards for JASN, CJASN, AJKD, Kidney International, and NDT.