Walter G. Wasser, MD FASN
is a board certified specialist in Nephrology and Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Wasser practiced Nephrology and Internal Medicine in New York City for 35 years.
He graduated from the Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan. He continued his training at Mount Sinai Medical Center as a Clinical Fellow in Medicine in the Division of Nephrology under Dr. Marvin Levitt and as a Research Fellow in Immunology under Dr. John Zabriskie at the Rockefeller University in the Laboratory of Dr. Maclyn McCarty. After serving as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology for a year, he began a private practice in New York City affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center and St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center with academic appointments at Columbia Presbyterian and the Mount Sinai Schools of Medicine.
He established the Life Care Nephrology Group in 1984 and the Life Care Dialysis Center in 1992. The dialysis center was a highly acclaimed, ultramodern high flux dialysis facility located on the west side of Manhattan affiliated with the Beth Israel Nephrology Group. He was served as Chief of the Divisions of Nephrology at St. Clare’s Hospital, Cabrini Medical Center and North General Hospital. In 1998, Life Care Dialysis Center was acquired by Davita Inc, a worldwide dialysis corporation and Dr. Wasser was appointed as Medical Director for the facility. The practice and the facility were closed in 2008.
Dr. Wasser presently lives with his family in Jerusalem, Israel. He served in the Emergency Department of Hadassah University Hospital. He is presently Attending Nephrologist at Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center in Bnei Brak and Voluntary Attending Physician in the Division of Nephrology and the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine of Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa Israel.
His research interests includes the genetics of kidney disease and chronic kidney disease. In the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine at Rambam Health Care Campus, he is actively investigating the role of the Apolipoprotein L1 gene in African Ancestry populations both in North American and in Continental Africa and mechanisms of gene product injury in models of kidney disease.
He has authored multiple publications and serves as reviewer for journals in the areas of Nephrology and Internal Medicine. He also serves as mentor for residents in clinical medicine and research.
Recently, he coauthored 2 chapters and served as Special Assistant to the Editors of the 10th Edition of Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney published in 2016.