Leopoldo Raij, MD, FAHA
Dr. Leopoldo Raij is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus - Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Director, the Program for International Research Scholars, International Medicine Institute, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Raij previously served as the Director of Hypertension in the Renal-Hypertension Division, as the Director of Hypertension and Nephrology Research of the International Medicine Institute of the University of Miami. These are in addition to his serving as Medical Director and Co-PI of the Miami Field Center of the NIH Hispanic Community Health Study, a longitudinal epidemiological multicenter study to examine health status, chronic disease risk factors and health behaviors in 16,000 Hispanic/Latino participants, 4,000 of whom are being examined in Miami. Dr. Raij also has served as Chief of Nephrology-Hypertension Section of the VAMC, and was as member of the editorial board of several medical journals, including Hypertension and Kidney International, and of JASH, the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. Additionally, Dr. Raij is the author of more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals.