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Stephen Martin Sozio, M.D.
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Epidemiology, Nephrology
Research Interests: Chronic kidney disease epidemiology; Risk factors for stroke and cognitive impairment in patients with kidney disease, with a special interest in arterial calcification and stiffness; Comparative effectiveness research in dialysis patients; Medical education ...read more
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Dr. Sozio is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Sozio completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he completed fellowship training in Nephrology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Master of Health Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Sozio joined the Hopkins Division of Nephrology faculty in 2009 and serves in educational leadership roles in the medical school and fellowship program.
- Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
- Co-Director, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Epidemiology Course
- Nathans Faculty Leader, Colleges Advisory Program
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2002)
- Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania / Internal Medicine (2005)
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology (2009)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2005, 2015)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2009, 2019)
Research & Publications
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Sozio SM, Armstrong PA, Coresh J, Jaar BG, Fink NE, Plantinga LC, Powe NR, Parekh RS. "Cerebrovascular Disease Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes in Patients Initiating Dialysis: The Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) Study." Am J Kidney Dis, 2009 Sep; 54(3): 468-77; PMCID: PMC2744381. Accompanying Editorial by Seliger SL. "Stroke in ESRD: the other cardiovascular disease." Am J Kidney Dis, 2009 Sep; 54(3): 403-5
Scheel PJ, Feeley N, Sozio SM. "Combined Prednisone and Mycophenolate Mofetil Treatment for Retroperitoneal Fibrosis." Ann Intern Med, 2011 Jan 4; 154(1): 31-6
Sozio SM, Coresh J, Jaar BG, Fink NE, Plantinga LC, Armstrong PA, Longenecker JC, Sharrett AR, Powe NR, Parekh RS. "Inflammatory Markers and Risk of Cerebrovascular Events in Patients Initiating Dialysis." Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2011 Jun; 6(6): 1292-300; PMCID: PMC3109924
Murakami CA, Sozio SM. Uric acid in chronic kidney disease. OA Nephrology, 2013 Dec 30; 1(3): 22
McAdams-DeMarco MA, Tan J, Salter ML, Gross A, Meoni LA, Jaar BG, Linda Kao W-H, Parekh RS, Segev DL, Sozio SM. "Frailty and Cognitive Function in Incident Hemodialysis Patients." Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2015 Dec; 10(12): 2181-9; PMCID: PMC4670760. Accompanying Editorial by Seliger SL. "Frailty and Cognitive Impairment in ESRD: Brain-Body Connections" Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2015 Dec; 10(12): 2104-6
Toth-Manikowski SM, Sozio SM. Cooling dialysate during in-center hemodialysis: Beneficial and deleterious effects. World J Nephrol, 2016; 5(2): 166-71; PMCID: PMC4777788
Shafi T, Chacko M, Berger Z, Wilson LM, Gayleard J, Bass EB, Sozio SM. "Renal Denervation in the Medicare Population [Internet]." Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2016 Jul