William E Mitch, M.D.

Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

William E Mitch, M.D. Photo

Position

Professor
Medicine-Nephrology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX US

Address

Baylor Clinic (Clinic)
6620 Main
Suite 1375
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-2500
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Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Nephrology
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

  • Fellowship at Brigham And Women's Hospital
    01/1974 - Boston, MA United States
  • Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Affiliate Hospitals
    01/1973 - Baltimore, MD United States
  • Residency at Johns Hopkins Affiliate Hospitals
    01/1972 - Baltimore, MD United States
  • Advanced Training from National Cancer Institute
    01/1971 - Bethesda, MD United States
  • Internship at Brigham And Women's Hospital
    01/1969 - Boston, MA United States
  • MD from Harvard Medical School
    01/1967 - Boston, MA United States

Language

  • English

Gender

  • Male

Professional Statement

Since I graduated from Medical School, my major activity as a physician has been linked to my professional goals. Both as a physician and an investigator, I have worked to improve the treatment of patients with chronic kidney failure. Consequently, I serve as the physician for patients with chronic kidney failure and in treating them, I have uncovered specific problems that develop in these patients. This has led to the development of methods of ameliorating the problems caused by kidney diseases, including insights into methods for slowing the progress of kidney failure. My experimental efforts have been closely linked to the goal of preventing complications of kidney disease and fortunately, we have made progress in not only determining how kidney damage changes the metabolism of protein in the body but also how the diet can be manipulated to ameliorate clinical problems of patients with chronic kidney failure. Specifically, we have identified how kidney failure changes the metabolism of muscle, resulting in loss of muscle mass and strength. We are working on two different strategies that have the potential of preventing the loss of muscle mass and this is has led to promising results that are being tested in patients with kidney failure.

Professional Interests

  • Control of protein metabolism in catabolic conditions.