Stephen C. TextorMD
Stephen C. Textor, MD, is a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Textor was born in Colorado and grew up in Minnesota. He attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and the University of California as a Regents’ Scholar for his medical degree. He trained in internal medicine and was Chief Medical Resident at the Boston City Hospital, before pursuing nephrology and hypertension under the direction of Norman Levinsky and Aram Chobanian at Boston University.
His professional interests focus on the relationships between blood pressure and the kidneys, including renovascular hypertension. In recent years, Dr. Textor emphasized blood pressure assessment and its role in selecting living kidney donors. Working with colleagues in renal physiology and experimental imaging, he has explored the application of functional magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate tissue oxygenation in the kidney. He is the co-principal investigator of a recently opened “first-in-human” clinical trial funded by the NIH studying the use of mesenchymal stem cells to renew kidney function lost through the vascular occlusion.