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Bruce Kone, MD

Bruce Kone, MD, FACP, FAHA, FASN

Nephrology Houston, TX

Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, Houston

Office Address

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  • 6431 Fannin, MSB 5.124
    Houston, TX 77006
    Phone: (713) 500-6801

Dr. Kone's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Nephrology: General Nephrology
  • Clinical Interests: Dialysis; Cancer Nephrology; Acute Kidney Injury; Glomerulonephritis; Hypertension

Dr. Kone's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Active Medical StaffHarris County Hospital District
    Houston, TX
  • Associate ProfessorThe University of Texas Medical School
    Houston, TX
    Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (1995-1999); Director (1998-2006); Professor of Internal Medicine (2000-2007); Adjunct Member (2003-2007); Visiting Professor of Medicine (2009-2010); Professor of Medicine (2010-present)
  • Staff ConsultantThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
    Staff Consultant (1995-2007); Chief (2000-2006); Clinical Specialist (2010-present)
  • Active Medical StaffKindred Hospital
    Houston, TX
  • Active Medical StaffTIRR Memorial Hermann
    Houston, TX
  • Courtesy StaffThe Woman’s Hospital of Texas
    Houston, TX
  • Active StaffSelect Hospital
    Gainesville, FL
  • Medical DirectorDavita Bayou City Dialysis Center
    Houston, TX
  • Medical DirectorDavita-University of Texas Physicians Dialysis Centers
    Houston, TX
  • Vice ChairmanThe University of Texas Medical School
    Houston, TX
    Vice Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine (2000-2004); Executive Vice Chairman (2004); Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine (2004-2007)
  • ChiefMemorial Hermann Hospital
    Houston, TX
    Chief, Nephrology Service (2000-2006); Medical Director, Acute Dialysis Unit (2000-2006); Care Management Medical Director (2001-2006); Chief, Medicine Service (2004-2007)
  • Regular FacultyThe University of Texas Health Science Center
    Houston, TX
  • Active Medical StaffThe Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Baltimore, MD
  • Assistant Professor of MedicineUniversity of Florida College of Medicine
    Gainesville, FL
    Assistant Professor of Medicine (1991-1995); Affiliate Assistant Professor (1994-1995); Doctoral Research Faculty (1994-1995); Dean (2007-2008); Dean’s Distinguished Professor (2007-2008); Professor of Medicine (2007-2009); Active Medical Staff (2007-2009)
  • Active Medical StaffShands Hospital-University of Florida
    Gainesville, FL
  • Physician/ConsultantMalcolm Randall Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Gainesville, FL
  • Instructor in MedicineThe Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD

Dr. Kone's Education & Medical Training

  • Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's HospitalFellowship, Nephrology
  • Johns Hopkins UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Internal Medicine
  • U of FL Coll of MedUniversity of Florida College of MedicineMedical School
  • Princeton UniversityPrinceton UniversityOther Training, AB, English, Cum Laude

Dr. Kone's Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License1995 - 2014
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine, 1986
  • American Board of Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineNephrology, 1994

Dr. Kone's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Doctors, Inc, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors, Inc, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012Marquis’ Who’s Who in America2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
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Dr. Kone's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Renal H+-K+-ATPase: structure, function, and regulation.Kone, B.C, Miner. Elect. Metab. 22:349-365
  • Biosynthesis and homeostatic roles of nitric oxide in the normal kidney.Kone, B.C., and C. Baylis, Am. J. Physiol. 272:F561-578
  • Nitric oxide in renal health and disease.Kone, B.C, Am. J. Kid. Dis., 30:311-333
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Books/Book Chapters

  • The Sodium Pump: Structure, Mechanism, and Regulation.Chapter: A Cell Biologist’s Perspective on Sites of Na, K-ATPase RegulationPage 17 - 30
    Fambrough, D.M., Wolitzky, B.A., Taormino, J.P., Tamkun, M.M., Takeyasu, K., Sommerville, D., Renaud, K., Lemas, M.V., Lebovitz, R., Kone, B.C., Hamrick, M., Rome, J.,...
    Editors: J.H. Kaplan and P. DeWeer.The Rockefeller University Press, New York
  • Nephrology for the House Officer.Chapter: Disorders of Water BalancePage 87 - 100
    Kone, B.C., and Wingo, C.S
    Editors: C.S. Wilcox and C.C. Tisher.Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore
    Edition 2,
  • Biology of Nitric Oxide, Part 4.Chapter: Molecular Characterization and Localization of Three Nitric Oxide Synthase Isoforms in Rat KidneyPage 137 - 141
    Mohaupt, M., Madsen, K.M., Wilcox, C.S., and Kone, B.C
    Editors: S. Moncada, M. Feelisch, R. Busse, and E.A. Higgs.Portland Press, ny
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Abstracts/Posters

  • CCAAT/enhancer binding protein beta (C/EBPß) regulates nitric oxide synthase 2 (NOS2) gene expression in mTAL cells.Gupta, A.K., Higham, S., and Kone, B.C, 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, New Orleans, LA
  • Structural diversity of the colonic H+-K+-ATPase a subunit (HKa2) gene: cloning and intrarenal distribution of alternative forms.Kone, B.C, 29th annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, New Orleans, LA
  • Autocrine regulation of mTAL active sodium reabsorption by tonically expressed inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS).Kone, B.C., and Higham S, 29th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, New Orleans, LA
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Lectures

  • Proteins Regulating Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase.Thomas Jefferson University Medical School
  • Proteins Involved in the Regulation of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase.University of Miami School of Medicine
  • Regulation and Functional Contributions of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Kidney.University of California, San Diego
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Other

  • Message from the Renal Section ‘Sage’ --- Impact of Katrina on Research and Scientific Education.Kone, B.C, APS Renal Section Newsletter
  • Sage thoughts from the Sage, the NIH Roadmap and CTSAs.Kone, B.C, APS Renal Section Newsletter
  • A different perspective on admissions decisions.Kone, B.C, Acad. Med. 84:289

Grant Support

  • Regulation Of ENAC Transcription
    Regulation Of ENAC TranscriptionNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2007 - 2009
  • General Clinical Research Center
    General Clinical Research CenterNational Center For Research Resources
    2007 - 2007
  • Regulation Of ENAC Transcription
    Regulation Of ENAC TranscriptionNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2006 - 2011
  • Regulation Of H/K-Atpase In Kidney And Colon
    Regulation Of H/K-Atpase In Kidney And ColonNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2006 - 2008
  • Regulation Of H/K-Atpase In Kidney And Colon
    Regulation Of H/K-Atpase In Kidney And ColonNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2005 - 2009
  • Molecular Pathogenesis Of Gut Injury In MOF
    Molecular Pathogenesis Of Gut Injury In MOFNational Institute Of General Medical Sciences
    2004 - 2008
  • Molecular And Cellular Biology
    Molecular And Cellular BiologyNational Institute Of General Medical Sciences
    2004 - 2008
  • Postdoctoral Training In Renal Diseases And Hypertension
    Postdoctoral Training In Renal Diseases And HypertensionNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2002 - 2006
  • Function And Renal Regulation X/K -Atpase Isoforms
    Function And Renal Regulation X/K -Atpase IsoformsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    2001 - 2004
  • Molecular Pathogenesis Of Gut Injury In Multiple Organ Failure
    Molecular Pathogenesis Of Gut Injury In Multiple Organ FailureNational Institute Of General Medical Sciences
    1999 - 2002
  • Core--Cellular And Molecular Biology Facility
    Core--Cellular And Molecular Biology FacilityNational Institute Of General Medical Sciences
    1999 - 2002
  • Regulation Of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase In Kidney
    Regulation Of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase In KidneyNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1997 - 2002
  • Function And Renal Regulation Of Na+/K+ Atpase Isoforms
    Function And Renal Regulation Of Na+/K+ Atpase IsoformsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1995 - 1998
  • Function And Renal Regulation Of Na+/K+ Atpase Isoforms
    Function And Renal Regulation Of Na+/K+ Atpase IsoformsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1994 - 1995
  • Structure-Function Analysis Of Na/K-Atpase Isoforms
    Structure-Function Analysis Of Na/K-Atpase IsoformsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1991 - 1993
  • Structure-Function Analysis Of Na/K-Atpase Isoforms
    Structure-Function Analysis Of Na/K-Atpase IsoformsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1989 - 1991
  • Regulation Of Na+-H+-Exchange In Proximal Tubule Cells
    Regulation Of Na+-H+-Exchange In Proximal Tubule CellsNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases
    1986 - 1988

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lifewise Health Plan of Oregon
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • PacificSource Preferred PSN
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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