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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ZRB 637 Zip 0006
Phone  (205) 934-2646
E-mail  srostand@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Nephrology Professor Emeritus
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor Emeritus

Biographical Sketch 
Stephen G. Rostand is a native of New York City. He received his AB and MD degrees from Tufts University in Massachusetts. After completing his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University, he was a research fellow at Boston University Medical Center and the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rostand served 2 years in the US Army Medical Corps and received the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. In 1973 he joined the faculty of the University of Alabama School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology following 2 years as a Fellow in Clinical Nephrology at Duke University. Since then he has risen to become a Professor of Medicine. Between 1973 and 1985 he was Chief of the Nephrology Service at the Veterans Hospital in Birmingham and between 1985 and 1996 he served as Assistant Chief of Staff of the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. In addition to his interest in clinical nephrology and hypertension, Dr. Rostandís clinical and research interests include: heart disease chronic kidney disease, environmental factors and disease, and the epidemiology of kidney disease and hypertension, especially as it relates to different ethnic groups. Dr. Rostand is was the Principal Investigator for the Clinical Center at UAB for the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension Trial (AASK), an 8 year multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health and he now continues as the PI of the AASK Cohort Study that will follow the study population for an additional 5 years.. Dr. Rostand is author of more that 100 scientific and clinical articles, book chapters, editorials and abstracts. He has lectured throughout the State of Alabama, the United States and Europe.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American College of Physicians  Fellow   
American Heart Association     
American Society of Hypertension     
American Society of Nephrology     
International Society of Nephrology     
national Kidney Foundation     

Research/Clinical Interest
Senior Scientist, Nephrology Research and Training Center
Pathogenesis and epidemiology of Hypertension and kidney disease in minority groups; Geographic and environmental factors in hypertension and kidney disease; Cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease; soft tissue calcification in renal disease

Hypertension, Kidney disease, Soft tissue calcification, Cardiovascular disease, Minority groups