Education and Experience
BA: Capital University, 1982; MD: Ohio State University, 1986; Intern: University of North Carolina, 1986-7; Resident: University of North Carolina, 1987-9; Chief Resident: University of North Carolina, 1989-90; Nephrology Fellow: University of North Carolina, 1990-2; Clinical Instructor in Internal Medicine: University of North Carolina,1989-90; Director, Transplant Nephrology: East Carolina University, 1995-2002; Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program: East Carolina University, 1995-2002; Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2002-Present; Director: University of North Carolina Transplant Nephrology Program 2004-present.
Clinical and Research Interests
Dr. Detwiler’s interests include all clinical aspects of kidney transplantation with particular emphasis on BK virus nephropathy, transplant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and promotion of kidney donation. His research efforts are directed toward the study of these clinical topics as well as investigation of the mechanisms involved in acute and chronic renal transplant injury and possible prevention and treatment strategies to minimize this process.
Detwiler, RK, Hogan S, Falk RJ, Jennette JC: Collapsing glomerulopathy: A clinically and pathologically distinct variant of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Kidney Intern 45:1416-1424, 1994.
Watterson MK, Detwiler, RK, Bolin P: Clinical response to prolonged corticosteroids in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus associated nephrology. Am J Kidney Dis 29(4):626-629, 1997.
Detwiler RK, Singh HK, Bolin P, Jennette JC: Cytomegalovirus-induced necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis in renal transplant patient. Am J Kidney Dis 32(5):820-824, 1998.
Detwiler RK, Hogan SL, Falk RJ, Jennette JC: Collapsing glomerulopathy: a distinctive clincal and pathologic entity. JASN 3(3):310, 1992.
Jennette JC, Detwiler RK, Hogan SL, Falk RJ: Collapsing glomerulopathy: a malignant form of focal glomerular sclerosis in native and allograft kidneys. Lab Invest 68(1):117A, 1993.
Detwiler RK, Hogan SL, Falk RJ, Jennette JC: Collapsing glomerulopathy (CG) in renal transplant patients: recurrence and do novo occurrence. JASN 7(9):1331, 1996