Geoffrey A. Block
Geoffrey A. Block
Dr. Block joined Denver Nephrology in 1997 after completing his fellowship at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Dr. Block is the Director of Clinical Research at Denver Nephrology, a department he created to further enhance the care and treatment of patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and its effects. Dr. Block is the Principal Investigator or Investigator for several international and national clinical studies. He also served as Global Steering Committee member for several clinical programs, including the Sevelamer (Genzyme) and Cinacalcet (Amgen) Development Programs. He has served on the Scientific Advisory Board of Cytochroma, REN Pharmaceuticals, Ardelyx and Celgene. Dr. Block is frequently asked to present or lecture at national and international meetings such as the Scandinavian Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, the Australian Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, the British Renal Society Annual Congress, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Society of Nephrology annual meeting. He serves as an advisor and consultant for several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies interested in developing medicine to help patients with kidney disease. Presently, Dr. Block serves as an associate clinical professor in medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and as an attending physician at St. Josephs Hospital. He also is the medical director of the DaVita-Lowry Hemodialysis Unit.
In addition to his research activities, Dr. Block serves as a manuscript reviewer for several national and international nephrology publications including American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Circulation, Journal of Renal Nutrition and Kidney International.