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Matthew R. Weir, M.D.

Matthew R. Weir, M.D.
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Matthew R. Weir, M.D. is attending physician and Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weir has written extensively on nephrology, transplantation, and hypertension and is currently reviewing manuscripts for more than 30 major medical journals and is on the on the editorial board of 18 journals. He has presented at numerous international scientific meetings, hospitals, and medical schools. In addition, he is a member of several associations, including the American Society of Nephrology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Weir received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He completed his internship and residency programs in medicine at the Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals in Connecticut and completed his nephrology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. He then moved to then to the University of Maryland where he has been a full-time faculty member since 1983. In his spare time, Dr. Weir enjoys long distance running, playing golf and traveling.
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Failing Kidneys and the Risk of High Potassium

Potassium is important for normal functioning of the heart. When the kidneys don't function properly, blood potassium can rise to dangerously high levels.