Martin S. Zand, M.D., Ph.D.

Martin S. Zand, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 675
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-7753

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Professional Bio

Dr. Zand is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Rochester. He is the Director of the Rochester Center for Health Informatics, and co-director of the Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling.



Dr. Zand graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, a PhD in Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology, and an MD. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Nephrology at Beth Israel Medical Center and Harvard University in Boston. He joined University of Rochester Medical Center faculty in July 1998 as Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, which he led until 2014, when he became Director of the Rochester Center for Health Informatics.

Dr. Zand has a clinical practice in Transplant Nephrology and Transplant Medicine, and sees patients with kidney and other solid organ transplants. He is an internationally recognized expert in B cell immunobiology in solid organ transplantation. He directs an active NIH funded research program in B cell immunobiology, vaccine biology, and computational modeling of immune responses. He leads the Rochester Center for Health Informatics, which is focused on using advanced data science methods to analyze population health data to create a "living healthcare laboratory" which improves community health and healthcare delivery.

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Zand is Professor of Medicine and Medical Humanities in the Division of Nephrology, Director of the Rochester Center for Health Informatics and co-Director of the Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling His clinical practice is focused on the care of kidney transplant patients. His approach emphasizes holistic care of the whole person, mind and body. He brings to his practice of medicine an extensive experience in cutting edge clinical immunology, and a practical approach to wellness emphasizing exercise, diet, stress-reduction, and mindfulness. He has an active research program in the biology of antibody producing cells and their role in vaccine responses, transplant rejection, and health informatics.

Awards & Honors (National)

American Society of Transplant Physicians Young Investigator Award 1998

Awards & Honors (Local)

Technology Innovation Award - Cleveland Clinic 2006
Selected Participant-Woods Hole Marine Biology Laboratory 1986
Northwestern University Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship 1985
Honors Program in Medical Education Scholarship | Northwestern University 1981 - 1992

Patents

Antigen Release Beads for a Quantitative ELISPOT or FLORISPOT Assay

United States Serial NO.: 12/298,626
Filed Date: April 30, 2007
Title: Analyte-Releasing Beads and Use Thereof in Quantitative Elispot or Fluorispot Assay
Invented by: Martin Zand, Alicia Henn, Miguel Brown

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Medicine, Nephrology (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Northwestern University Medical School1992
PhD | Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology | Northwestern University1990
BS | Medicine | Northwestern University1986
BS | Bioengineering | Northwestern University1985

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital07/01/1995 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital07/01/1992 - 06/30/1995
Internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital06/23/1992 - 06/30/1993