Michael Ullian, M.D.
Dr. Michael E. Ullian is Professor of Medicine with Tenure in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was the Interim Division Director from 2011-2014. Dr. Ullian graduated from Harvard College in 1977 and then received his MD from the New York University School of Medicine in 1981 with Alpha Omega Alpha academic distinction. Internal Medicine housestaff training was completed in the New York University Hospital/Bellevue Hospital system from 1981 through 1984. Nephrology training was begun at New York University School of Medicine (1984 - 1985) and completed at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1985 - 1989) under the aegis of Dr. Robert W. Schrier. During the last six month of his stay in Colorado, he was promoted to Instructor in Medicine. Dr. Ullian moved to Charleston as Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1989 and rose through the ranks in the Division of Nephrology. In 2003, he was promoted to Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ullian's clinical interests include hypertension, and peritoneal dialysis. His major research interests involve angiotensin II receptor biology in vascular smooth muscle and the peritoneal mesothelium, which followed from his National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award training with Dr. Stuart L. Linas at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Ullian was elected as fellow of the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research Council in 1996 and has been on the list of Best Doctors in America since 2005. He was on the editorial board of Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease and is the associate editor for the American Journal of the Medical Sciences.
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