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Evan Morris Zeitler, MD - Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Evan Morris Zeitler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Contact Information



Burnett-Womack Building Rm 7024
CB #7155
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Evan Morris Zeitler, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Areas of Interest

Dr. Zeitler’s clinical area of interest is in the diagnosis and care of patients with kidney disease, particularly those with diseases related to metabolism, such as diabetes and obesity. His research focuses on how diet and obesity may contribute to kidney dysfunction.


I have loved both teaching and human physiology since I was 13 years old and worked as a volunteer at the Natural History Museum in my hometown of Denver, Colorado. My passion for learning and teaching about the human body animates my medical career and practice. I enjoy sitting down and getting to know patients to learn about their health problems from their perspective, and then working together to form a plan of care that centers the patient, with their health care providers as advisors, and perhaps more importantly, cheerleaders. I am also lucky to be able to continue to satisfy my curiosity by participating in laboratory-based and clinical research investigating how dietary intake and obesity combine to influence outcomes in patients with kidney disease.

  • Undergraduate

    Stanford University

  • Medical School

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Residency - Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Fellowship - Nephrology

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“The secret is to know that the deck is stacked, that you will lose, that your hands or judgment will slip, and yet still struggle to win for your patients. You can't ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote towards which you are ceaselessly striving.”

Paul Kalanithi