Justin Belcher MD, PhDAssistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Dr. Belcher grew up in Connecticut before attending Williams College where he graduated cum laude with a degree in history. He then attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, before completing his internship, residency, and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at George Washington University. While completing his research fellowship in nephrology at Yale, he received a PhD in 2014 from the Investigative Medicine Program. The primary focus of his research is on acute kidney injury in patients with cirrhosis including the use of novel biomarkers to enhance diagnosis, therapeutic decisions and prognosis. Dr. Belcher has clinical expertise in caring for patients with a wide variety of kidney related ailments with a particular interest in acute kidney injury, complex acid base and electrolyte abnormalities, critical care nephrology and chronic kidney disease. He is actively and passionately engaged at Yale and the affiliate hospital system in the education of medical students, residents and fellows via both formal and informal didactics, lectures and workshop sessions.