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Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin | Internal Medicine

Dr. Wesson is immediate Past President of the Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center in Dallas, TX and is Professor of Medicine, Dell Medical School-The University of Texas at Austin. He is a long-time advocate for improving the health of communities through focused, data driven population health initiatives. Dr. Wesson is a thought-leader in academic medicine and an internationally recognized researcher in kidney acidifying mechanisms. He has translated his basic science studies to clinical studies examining the role of nutrition in population health and the kidney-protective benefit of nutrition. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers regarding kidney physiology, more than a dozen books about kidney disease and hypertension, and many other papers on cigarette smoking and its effects on kidneys.


Dr. Wesson received his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended Washington University School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine (Houston), completed his Internal Medicine residency and internship at Baylor College of Medicine, and his nephrology research fellowship at the University of Illinois (Chicago). He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas (Austin). Dr. Wesson was appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in 2007 after serving on many ASN committees since 1996. He is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) (2007-2008) and Past Chair of its Foundation (2012-2014) and served the ABIM 2001-2015. He has also held multiple positions within the National Kidney Foundation.

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Date (UTC+8) Time (UTC+8) Local Time Hall Session Role Talk Title
2022-06-17 14:45-15:00 2022-06-17,14:45-15:00Hall 3

Dietary Acid Load and Metabolic Acidosis – Overlooked Treatment Targets in CKD - Session 17

Speaker Fruits, vegetables or sodium bicarbonate: impact on metabolic acidosis and kidney function preservation