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Wendy St. Peter

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Wendy St. Peter is a Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she also completed a fellowship in adult medicine. She served as a clinical practitioner at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis for several years where she provided medication therapy management of dialysis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. 


She was Associate Dean and Director, Division of Professional Education in the College of Pharmacy from 1997-2000. In 2000, she became an investigator with the Chronic Disease Research Group and also with the United States Renal Data System (USRDS, 2000-2014). Dr. St. Peter’s career has been focused on improving medication management and drug safety in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).


She conducts pharmacoepidemiology and health economic and outcomes research using Medicare, commercial datasets and electronic health record data. She has served on several national technical expert panels for medication-related safety and quality measurement. 


Dr. St. Peter is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation and she served on the Board of Directors of the Kidney Health Initiative, a private public partnership with the Food and Drug Administration, American Society of Nephrology, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many other organizations. Dr. St. Peter holds fellowships in the American Society of Nephrology, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the National Kidney Foundation.


Her current research interests include prevention and treatment of CKD symptoms, anemia, mineral and bone disease, and intersection of heart failure, CKD and acute kidney injury. She is leading a national initiative to Advance Kidney Health through Optimal Medication Management.

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