Richard Amerling - Biography

Richard Amerling earned his medical degree at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium.

He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

He also is president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. He is on the editorial board of Blood Purification and Nephrology News and Issues.

As author or co-author, his work has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He is a frequent contributor to the letters page of The Wall Street Journal, and has published many Op-Eds on healthcare economics and politics.

He has developed a reputation as an unconventional thinker, and has campaigned against the growing trend of standardized practice via guidelines. His clinical practice stresses achieving good health through diet and lifestyle modifications, and shuns the “treat-by-numbers” approach that perpetuates ill health and poor outcomes.

In 2003, along with British nephrologist Dr. Roger Greenwood, Amerling founded the Kidney Stones, a classic rock band that continues to perform at various medical conferences around the world.

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