Frank B Cortazar, M.D. is the Director of the New York Nephrology Vasculitis and Glomerular Center. He attended medical school at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and graduated first in his class. He then completed his internship, internal medicine residency, and nephrology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following his training, Dr. Cortazar was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, an attending physician in the Renal Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Co-Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Vasculitis Center. He was awarded the Massachusetts General Hospital Excellence in Clinical Nephrology award for outstanding clinical teaching. He moved to the Albany area in 2019 to start the New York Nephrology Vasculitis and Glomerular Center.
Dr. Cortazar’ s primary interest is improving the care of patients with vasculitis and glomerular diseases. As a clinical researcher, he conducts patient-oriented observational studies and has served as a principal investigator for multiple international randomized trials evaluating novel therapeutic agents for ANCA vasculitis and glomerular diseases. His research has been published in Kidney International, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, and Arthritis and Rheumatology, among others. He has frequently been invited to lecture at national and international meetings on the management of ANCA vasculitis, lupus nephritis, and other glomerular diseases.