Robert Toto, M.D.

Associate Dean, Translational Science


Endowed Title: Mary M. Conroy Professorship in Kidney Disease

Department: Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Science, Office of the Dean - Southwestern Medical School


Medical School University of Illinois - Chicago Medical Center (1977)
Internship University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (1978), Medicine
Residency University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers (1979), Medicine
Residency Baylor College of Medicine (1980), Medicine
Fellowship U.S. Public Health Service Hospital (1981), Nehprology
Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center (1983), Nehprology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities & Disorders
  • General Nephrology
  • Glomerular Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Renovascular (Secondary) Hypertension Management

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Diabetic Nephropathy Pathogenesis and Treatment
  • Hemodialysis Techniques and Management
  • Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

Statins and cardiovascular risk reduction in patients with chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal failure

Baber U. ,Toto R.D., de Lemos J.A Am Heart J. April 2007 153(4) 471-477

Risk scores for predicting outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and nephropathy: the RENAAL study.

Keane WF, Zhang Z, Lyle PA, Cooper ME, de Zeeuw D, Grunfeld JP, Lash JP, McGill JB, Mitch WE, Remuzzi G, Shahinfar S, Snapinn SM, Toto R, Brenner BM; RENAAL Study Investigators. Clinical Journal American Society of Nephrology July 2006 1 761-767

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  • Fellow, High Blood Pressure Council
    American Heart Association (1995)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
    Medical Student Class, 1992-97 (1992)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
    Housestaff of UT Southwestern (1987)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    Medical Honor Society (1977)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Heart Association
  • American Society of Hypertension
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Renal Physicians Association