Stuart Sprague serves as the Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at NorthShore University HealthSystem and is a Professor of Medicine at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.
In his role as chief, Dr. Sprague has overseen the growth of the division’s staff and services. He has added both nephrologists and researchers and has established a staff of nurse practitioners and a dietician. Together with his staff, Dr. Sprague has developed the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic that serves over 1000 patients as well as the free standing home dialysis program that serves approximately 70 patients.
Prior to joining NorthShore University HealthSystem in 1995, Dr. Sprague was Director of the University of Chicago Renal Bone Program and Medical Director of the University of Chicago Hospitals Chronic Hemodialysis Unit. He has also been the recipient of a Fulbright Professorship. He received his doctor of osteopathy from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University in East Lansing, and completed a nephrology clinical and research fellowship at the University of Chicago.
He is internationally recognized in the field of bone and mineral metabolism, having authored over 150 peer reviewed articles, and spoken at numerous national and international professional meetings. Professor Sprague has previously served as the chairperson of the medical advisory board of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, the education committee of the American Society of Nephrology, the program committee of the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology. He currently serves on the American Society of Nephrology Conflict of Interest Management Committee and is part of the leadership committee of the Global Bone and Mineral Initiative. He is on the editorial board of several prominent Nephrology journals, a reviewer for the NIH, served as chairperson for the Technical Expert Panel on mineral metabolism for CMS and serves as a scientific consultant to industry.