University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Toto has firsthand experience in this arena. In addition to his longtime clinical practice, he has been involved in clinical and translational research and mentoring of clinical researchers in kidney medicine for more than 25 years. As UT Southwestern’s Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, a large part of Dr. Toto’s work includes educating clinicians and mentoring kidney medicine fellows, junior faculty, medical students, and residents interested in careers in nephrology clinical and translational research.
His own research focuses on therapeutic interventions to slow the progression of kidney damage due to diabetes, which along with hypertension is responsible for 75 percent of the cases of chronic kidney disease. He’s also involved with clinical trialsof new medications for people living with kidney disease.