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Patrick Parfrey

M.B., B.Ch., M.D. Cork, M.R.C.P., FRCPC

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)


Dr. Patrick Parfrey, is a University Research Professor at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and a staff nephrologist. He is Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Research Chief of Eastern Health. He holds a Canadian Institute of Health Research (RPP) Distinguished Scientist Award, was awarded the 2002 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Excellence in Research and named Officer to the Order of Canada in 2004. His research interests include: Clinical problems in renal failure, particularly cardiac disease and genetic disorders.  His interests also include clinical and genetic epidemiology of inherited diseases, and health research, particularly restructuring of health care delivery and drug utilization.