Dr. Dirkx returns to the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Dirkx joined OHSU in 1998 as
an Internal Medicine Resident and then continued with a Nephrology Fellowship
which she completed in April 2004. Dr. Dirkx continued a close relationship
with the Nephrology divisions at OHSU and the VAMC during 2004-2005 and the Divisions
are pleased to welcome her as a member of the Faculty.
B.S. – Humboldt State University, 1991
M.D. – University of California, Davis, 1998
Internal Medicine – Oregon Health and Sciences University, 1998-2001
Division of Nephrology – OHSU, 2001-2004
Address the role of the kidney in fetal origins of adult disease
using a microswine model of intrauterine growth retardation, which is associated
with reduced nephron number and adult hypertension. Interested in the role of
the IGF-1 system in conjunction with the intrarenal renin/AngII system in the
impaired renal development in utero and in the development of adult hypertension.