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David Isaias Ortiz-Melo

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine, Nephrology
2424 Erwin Rd, Suite 605, DUMC Box 2747, Durham, NC 27705
2424 Erwin Rd, Suite 605, DUMC Box 2747, Durham, NC 27705


I enjoy practicing nephrology and taking care of patient with kidney disorders. As a clinician-educator in the Division of Nephrology, my clinical practice mainly focuses on the management of uncontrolled high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury and fluid and electrolyte disorders. I have particular interest in the evaluation and management of kidney disease affecting patients with cancer (onco-nephrology). In the inpatient setting, my clinical activities are focused on consultative nephrology and maintenance dialysis.  In the outpatient setting, I see patients two days weekly through the Private Diagnostic Clinic. In addition, I am a rounding nephrologist at three outpatient dialysis units.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Medicine · 2024 - Present Medicine, Nephrology, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications

Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) · 2004 M.D.