Prof Woywodt qualified from Luebeck University in Germany in 1997 and obtained a doctoral thesis there. Thereafter he trained at Charite University Hospitals in Berlin and from 1999 to 2007 in the Department of Nephrology at Hanover Medical School in Hanover. He also led a research group into mechanisms and diagnosis of small vessel vasculitis. Prof Woywodt obtained the Habilitation, the German equivalent to Associate Professorship, in 2007 with a thesis on Small vessel vasculitis.
Prof Woywodt was appointed Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2007. He has an interest in undergraduate teaching and became an Associate Undergraduate Dean (Year3) in Spring 2011. His clinical commitments are in general nephrology, satellite clinics in Kendal and Barrow-in-Furness and he leads the department’s successful transplant listing programme. He was granted Associate Professorship in his NHS role in 2012.
Prof Woywodt has published and co-authored around 150 journal articles and several book chapters. He has contributed two chapters to the current edition of Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology (OTCN), the world’s leading textbook for Renal Medicine. He also serves as a peer reviewer for many European and International journals and serves as Associate Editor of Clinical Kidney Journal, a Journal of the European Renal Association (ERA/EDTA).
Prof Woywodt can see patients with a wide range of renal problems. This would typically include patients with impaired kidney function or with difficult to control blood pressure or protein in the urine (Microalbuminuria, proteinuria).