Divisiong of Nephrology and Hypertension



Sharon Anderson, M.D.

Sharon Anderson, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Interim Chair, Department of Medicine
Email: dom@ohsu.edu

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Sharon Anderson, M.D.

Dr. Anderson is currently the Interim Chair for the OHSU Department of Medicine.


B.A., University of Maryland 1971
M.D., Louisiana State University Medical Center 1979


Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University 1979-1982


Nephrology - Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1982-1983
Nephrology Research - Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1983-1985

Research Interest:
  • Hypertension and the kidney, Pathophysiology of the aging kidney, Diabetic nephropathy
  • Hormonal modulation of renal function, and Mechanisms of progressive glomerular injury.
Clinical Interest:

Acute and chronic renal failure, hypertension, diabetic nephropathy.

Representative Publications:
  • Anderson S, Jung FF, Ingelfinger JR. Renin-angiotensin system in diabetic rats: functional, immunohistochemical, and molecular biologic correlations. Am J Physiol 265:F477-F486, 1993
  • Tank JE, Vora JP, Houghton DC, Anderson S. Altered renal vascular responses in the aging rat kidney. Am J Physiol. 1994;266;F942-F948.
  • Kelly FJ, Anderson S, Thompson MM, Oyama TT, Kennifick TM, Corless CL, Roman RJ, Kurtzberg L, Pratt BM, Ledbetter SR. Acute and chronic renal effects of recombinant human TGF-_2 in the rat. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1999;10:1264-1273. Download PDF
  • Kennefick TM, Al-Nimri MA, Oyama TT, Thompson MM, Kelly FJ, Chapman JG, Anderson S. Hypertension and renal injury in experimental polycystic kidney disease. Kidney Int. 1999; 56:2181-2190
  • Thompson MM, Oyama TT, Kelly FJ, Kennefick TM, Anderson S. Activity and responsiveness of the renin-angiotensin system in the aging rat. Am J Physiol 279:R1787-R1794, 2000. Download PDF
  • Komers R, Lindsley JN, Oyama TT, Allison KM, Anderson S. Role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (NOS1) in the pathogenesis of renal hemodynamic changes in diabetes. Am J Physiol. 2000 Sep;279(3):F573-83. Download PDF
  • Kang D-H, Anderson S, Kim Y-G, Mazzali M, Suga S-I, Jefferson JA, Gordon KL, Oyama TT, Hughes J, Hugo C, Kerjaschki D, Schreiner GF, Johnson RJ. Impaired angiogenesis in the aging kidney: vascular endothelial growth factor and thrombospondin-1 in renal disease. Am J Kidney Dis 37:601-611, 2001
  • Komers R, Lindsley JN, Oyama TT, Schutzer WE, Reed JF, Mader SL, Anderson S. Immunohistochemical and functional correlations of renal cyclooxygenase-2 in experimental diabetes. J Clin Invest 197:889-898, 2001. Download PDF
  • Komers R, Tian W, Lindsley JN, Oyama TT, Cohen DM, Anderson S. Effects of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition on plasma and renal renin in diabetes. J Lab Clin Med 140:351-357, 2002
  • Al-Nimri MA, Komers R, Oyama TT, Subramanya AR, Lindsley JN, Anderson S. Endothelial-derived vasoactive mediators in polycystic kidney disease. Kidney Int 63:1176-1784, 2003