Volker H. Haase, M.D. (Dr. med.)
The Krick-Brooks Chair in Nephrology
Professor of Medicine and Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Volker H. Haase holds the Krick-Brooks Chair in Nephrology at Vanderbilt University. He is a physician-scientist with clinical training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and training in experimental biology and genome editing under Professor Rudolf Jaenisch at the Whitehead Institute. His research focus is on mammalian oxygen sensing, prolyl hydroxylase domain oxygen sensor and HIF biology. Professor Haase is an alumnus of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation), a former DFG (German Research Foundation) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, and the recipient of the 2006 Sir William Osler Young Investigator award. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and was elected to the Association of American Physicians (AAP) in 2016. From 2018 to 2022, Professor Haase served the NIH as a standing member of the Pathobiology of Kidney Disease (PBKD) study section. In addition to basic research, Professor Haase provides patient care in General Internal Medicine and Nephrology (see Clinical Activities in Internal Medicine and Nephrology).