Ronald Mars, M.D. FACP

Ronald Mars, M.D. FACP

655 West 8th Street Jacksonville, FL 32209

About the Expert

I am board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology and am a diplomate In the American College of Physicians (FACP). I have spent the majority of my medical career in academic medicine...

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology (Kidney)

Expert's Profile

I have spent the majority of my medical career in academic medicine: initially as an Associate Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine (where I did all my residency/fellowship training) and currently as a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida. My current job description includes clinical medicine whereupon I evaluate/treat patients with acute and chronic kidney disease and metabolic disorders, patients who are receiving dialysis, and patients who have received kidney transplants; I teach residents/fellows and other paramedical personnel general internal medicine and the rudiments of kidney disease/dialysis/transplantation; and finally I engage in clinical research guiding and mentoring fellows to investigate unknown problems that eventually satisfy our curiosity and leads to presentation and publication.

Personal Achievements

Education

  • The University of Chicago
  • Kent State University B.A. Biology - Cum Laude
  • St. Louis U School Of Medicine M.D.
  • Emory U School of Medicine Internal Medicine Resident
  • Chief Resident, Medicine

Licenses

  • State of MissouriLicense # 34663
  • State of GeorgiaLicense # 016103
  • State of Alabama License # 14570
  • State of FloridaLicense # 059009

Special Training

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Subspecialty of Nephrology

Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • National Kidney Foundation of Georgia (Past Member, Board of Directors)
  • National Kidney Foundation of Georgia (Past Member, Medical Advisory Board)
  • National Kidney Foundation of Georgia (Past Member, Executive Committee)
  • National Kidney Foundation of Georgia (Past Member, Research Committee)
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Duval County [Florida] Medical Society
  • Renal Physicians Association

Honors

  • Emory U Sch of MedAlpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society
  • Emory U Sch of Med 1981Teacher of the Year
  • Renal Administratorsof Ga1979 Diamond Service Award
  • NKF of Georgia 1980, 1981 Volunteer Service Award
  • NKF of Georgia 1989 Board of Directors’ Award
  • NKF of Georgia 1978 - 1991 Med Director (Camp Independence)
  • Guide to The Best Doctors In America1995, 1998 (Nephrology)
  • Best Doctors, Inc 2001, 2002, 2004, 2013 (Nephrology)
  • Best Doctors in America (US News & World Report) 2011 and 2012 (Nephrology)
  • St. Catherine’s Laboure Manor (Nursing Home Volunteer) 1995 - 1997
  • Integrated Health Services (Nursing Home Volunteer) 1998 - 1999
  • Duval County Medical Society (Sports Medicine Volunteer) 1993 - 2012
  • Transplant Olympics(Physician Volunteer) Summer, 2000

Publications

  • 1.Affarah HB, Mars RL, Someren A, Smith HWB: Rhabdomyolysis and Myoglobinuric Acute Renal Failure Associated With Intravenous Pitressin Infusion. Sou Med J 1982; 77:918 - 921.
  • 2.Mars RL: Renal Disorders in the Surgical Patient. In: Lubin M Walker HK, Smith RBS, eds: Medical Management of the Surgical Patient, First Edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1983.
  • 3.Mars RL: Renal Tubular Acidosis. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine for the Practicing Physician. Boston: Butterworths; 1983.
  • 4.Mars RL: Autoimmune Kidney Disease. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine For The Practicing Physician. Boston: Butterworths; 1983.
  • 5.Mars RL: Sodium and Water Metabolism. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine For The Practicing Physician. Boston: Butterworths; 1983.
  • 6.Mars RL: Edema. In: Hurst JW, ed . Medicine For The Practicing Physician. Boston: Butterworths; 1983.
  • 7.Mars RL: Surgery in the Patient With Renal Disease. In Lubin M, Walker HK, Smith RBS, eds. Second Edition. . . Medical Management Of The Surgical Patient. Second Edition. Boston : Butterworths. 1988.
  • 8.Mars RL, Bourke E: Hematuria. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine for the Practicing Physician, Second Edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1988.
  • 9.Mars RL: Pyuria. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine for the Practicing Physician, Second Edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1988.
  • 10.Mars RL, Tuttle EP: Hypernatremia. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine for the Practicing Physician, Second Edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1988.
  • 11.Tuttle EP, Mars RL: Hyponatremia. In: Hurst JW, ed. Medicine for the Practicing Physician, Second Edition. Boston: Butterworths; 1988.
  • 12.Mars RL: Successful Use Of Zero Calcium Dialysate to Treat Hypercalcemia in a Post Surgical Peritoneal Dialysis Patient. In; Khanna R, Nolph KD, Prowant BF, Twardowski ZJ, Oreopoulos DG, ed. Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis. Ontario, Canada: Multimed Inc, 1993, 9:284-287.
  • 13.Mars RL, Moles K, Hargrove P, Loveless K: Use of Intraperitoneal (IP) Iron-Dextran in CAPD/CPD Patients Receiving Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (rHuEPO). Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis. Toronto, Ontario Canada; Multimed Inc, 1999, 15:60-64.
  • 14.Steinberg AS, Mars RL, Goldman D, Percy RF: End Stage Renal Disease in an Independent Risk Factor for Decreased Heart Rate Variability. Am J Cardiol
  • 15.Hardy NM, Ciao J, Arora N, Mars RL, Jenkins S: Hepatitis C Virus in the Hemodialysis Setting: Detecting Viral RNA From Blood Port Caps by Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction. (Accepted for Publication) Clinical Nephrology, 1999.
  • 16.Parikh RB, Tan P, Mars RL, Arora N: Prospective Crossover Comparison of Serum Vancomycin Levels in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis With Fresenius-8 (F-8) Versus Cellulose Diacetate-High Performance (CA-HP) Hollow Fiber Dialyzers (Submitted for publication).
  • 17.Mars RL, Moles K, Pope K, Hargrove P: Use of Bolus Intraperitoneal (IP) Aminoglycosides (AG) For Treating Peritonitis In ESRD Patients Receiving CAPD/CCPD. Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Dialysis. Toronto, Ontario Canada; Multimed Inc, 2000, 16:
  • 18.Contreras G, Anger M, Chvala R, Elzinger L, Lee J, Liu PY, Mars RL, Pulliam J, Schwab S, Shafritz R, Shemin D, Taber TE, Vesely T: A Multicenter Zprospective Randomized Comparative Evaluation Of Dual Versus Triple Lumen Catheters For Hemodialysis And Apheresis on 485 Patients. (Submitted For Publication AJSN, March, 2002).
  • 19.Mars RL, Pope K, Marsico S: Silver Nitrate (SN) Cauterization Reduces Infection Rates In Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Patients. 2006 (Submitted for publication in Advances In Peritoneal Dialysis)

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