Dr. Gary Curhan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry from Brown University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was recruited to the West Roxbury VAMC to become the Clinical Chief of Nephrology in 1992. During this time, he completed his doctorate in Epidemiology at HSPH. He was then recruited back to MGH and BWH in 1996. In 2012, he was promoted to Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Curhan is based at the BWH Channing Division of Network Medicine and his primary appointment is in the BWH Renal Division. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. In 2011, he was selected to be the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He has served on the Advisory Council for the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and has served on numerous NIH Study Sections. He has been continuously funded by NIH for over two decades.
Dr. Curhan’s research focuses on the prevention of common diseases by investigating scientifically and clinically important questions and exploring the role of modifiable factors. Areas of active investigation include nephrolithiasis, gout, hearing loss, tinnitus, primary hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, and hypertension. Mentoring is also a priority for Dr. Curhan, as evidenced by his receipt of a K24 award from NIH.