K. Adu Ntoso, MD, FACP, Chief
Renal Disease and Hypertension,
Dr. Ntoso attended
Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned an
undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. He then attended
Albert Einstein College of Medicine in N.Y. where he earned his
medical degree and received awards for scholastic achievement.
He went on to complete his residency training at Bronx Municipal
Hospital in Bronx, NY., where he was Chief Medical Resident. In
1986 he completed his Fellowship in Renal and Electrolyte
Disorders at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In
1983 he became certified by the American Board of Internal
Medicine and in 1986 became board certified in the subspecialty
of Nephrology. Following completion of his fellowship, he joined
the Section on Renal Diseases and Hypertension at Pennsylvania
He has been
practicing nephrology at Pennsylvania Hospital and Pennsylvania
Nephrology Associates since 1986. He became Chief of the Section
in 2004 and currently holds this position.
Dr. Ntoso has served
on several academic committees at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a
member of several other committees, including ESRD Network 4
Medical Review Board. He served on the Renal Physicians
Association Clinical Practice Committee, was Vice Chair –
Clinical Practice Committee; He was on the Nominating Committee
of the Renal Physicians Association and served briefly on the
Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association. He is a
very active investigator in clinical trials and has served as
Principal Investigator in several past and ongoing Clinical
Trials. He has lectured on many renal-related subjects. He has
lectured to US Congressional Staff. He has contributed to
publications, and has written review chapters for some medical
textbooks. He has been awarded several teaching honors,
including twice receiving the Edward Viner Teaching Award at
Pennsylvania Hospital. He has been in Philadelphia Magazine as
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