Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
Bryan Becker, MD
Dr. Bryan Becker received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency at Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC. and continued at Duke as a Research Fellow before pursuing Clinical Fellowship training in Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN and then additional Research training in the laboratory of Raymond Harris. He joined the faculty at Vanderbilt and moved to Wisconsin in 1997 when he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Nephrology at the University of Wisconsin. He was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and in the same year, he was also appointed Section Head of Nephrology. Dr. Becker was appointed Vice Chair, Physician-In-Chief for the Department of Medicine in 2005 and was promoted to Professor in 2007.
Dr. Becker has research interests in transplantation and the diverse impact of chronic kidney disease on health status. He and co-workers have focused on the importance of non-traditional, antigen-independent factors that contribute to the loss of kidney function in the post-transplantation time frame. This work has prompted new hypotheses that he is examining in various chronic kidney disease states.