Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FACP, FASN, FAHA is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois and Chicago College of Medicine; Director for Research for the Advocate Christ Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is a co-author of Nephrology Secrets, 4th Edition.
Dr. Lerma earned his MD from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He performed a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and the Veterans Administration (VA) Lakeside Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Lerma is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 25 presentations, has been appointed to several editorial boards, and has served as a peer reviewer for numerous journals. He has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Society of Hypertension, the Fellowship of the American Heart Association: Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, Fellowship of the American College of Physicians, and the Fellowship of the American Society of Nephrology. In March 2006, his group Associates in Nephrology won the Renal Physicians Association Exemplary Practice Award.
Dr. Lerma’s research interests include chronic kidney disease, hypertension, nephrolithiasis, bone and mineral disorders, and dyslipidemias in CKD.