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David Ward, MD, FRCP
San Diego, CA USA

David Ward trained as a nephrologist in his native Scotland and then did a second fellowship in renal immunopathology at Scripps Research in San Diego. He joined the Division of Nephrology at UCSD in 1977, and throughout has been one of its most active academic clinicians. He directed a laboratory research program in experimental glomerular pathology for several years, and for two decades was chief of clinical nephrology and director of dialysis. He founded UCSD’s therapeutic apheresis program in 1982 and was its director for 35 years. At different times he served as Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief of Staff of the Hospital, and Chairman of the UCSD Medical Group. His other contributions include the invention of citrate-anticoagulated CRRT and innovations in hemodialysis technology and apheresis. He has published in all these areas and authored chapters in several standard textbooks. Since his semi-retirement in July 2017, he remains in part-time practice in apheresis and transplantation medicine, and consults on complex immunological and glomerular disease cases. He continues to teach on these topics and is a frequent invited speaker at national meetings.