Wen ShenMD, PhD
Wen Shen, MD, PhD, is a nephrologist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, she is an assistant professor of Nephrology at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Shen is actively involved in patient care and clinical research. Her clinical work focuses on patients with hypertension, chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetic nephropathy, HIV-associated nephropathy, glomerulonephritis, and bone metabolism disorder in CKD.
Her interest in developing new drugs and therapies for patients with CKD has led to her involvement in several clinical and translational research projects. Currently, she is investigating a new approach to treat proteinuric kidney disease by inhibiting the urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor. She is also conducting a phase II clinical trial on a drug to manage diuretic resistant-edema in patients who have congestive heart failure with or without CKD.