Division of Nephrology

David Ludwin


Professor Emeritus, Nephrology, Department of Medicine

Staff Nephrologist, St. Joseph’s Hospital


Education and Professional Standing

Dr David Ludwin graduated from the University of Witwatersrand where he completed his residency. He received a further training in Internal Medicine in London, United Kingdom and then Queen's University in Kingston Ontario. He started his nephrology training at Queen's University in Kingston and went on to complete this together with basic research training in experimental transplantation at the Southwest Medical School in Dallas Texas.

He is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University in Hamilton. He was Director of Renal Transplantation at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario from 1982 to 1992, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University from 1994 - 1998, and was Professor of Medicine until 2006. He is a Past President of the Canadian Transplantation Society, has served on the Canadian Society of Nephrology Council and was Co-Chair of the Research Council, Kidney Foundation of Canada from 1999 - 2002.

Research Interests

His research interests were in experimental transplantation, clinical investigation and therapeutic trials related to transplantation and the theoretical and practical elements of organ distribution. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and has had peer-reviewed funding from several agencies.

He is currently a Staff Nephrologist at St Joseph's Healthcare where most of his clinical practice is transplantation based.