Paul Drawz, MD, MHS, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Paul Drawz

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717 Delaware Street SE
MMC 1932, Suite 353
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Associate Chair - Clinical Research


MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

MHS, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

MS, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Dr. Drawz earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include hypertension, ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and acute kidney injury. He is the recipient of an R01 from NHLBI. Dr. Drawz’s clinical interests include hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and inpatient nephrology.

Awards & Recognition

  • AJKD Reviewer Hall of Fame Inductee, American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2018)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Hypertension
  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Health Disparities

Research Projects

  • Blood Pressure and Kidney Function - SPRINT vs Electronic Health Record Data (5R01HL136679 from NHLBI)
  • Preventing Cognitive Decline by Reducing BP Target Trial (PCOT; 1R61AG068486 from NIA) 
  • MN EHR Consortium COVID-19 Project


  • Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Identification of Patients With CKD Using Electronic Health Records.
    Ghazi L, Oakes JM, MacLehose RF, Luepker RV, Osypuk TL, Drawz PE.
    Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Jul;78(1):57-65.e1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2020.10.019. Epub 2020 Dec 22.
    PMID: 33359151
  • Concordance Between Blood Pressure in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial and in Routine Clinical Practice.
    Drawz PE, Agarwal A, Dwyer JP, Horwitz E, Lash J, Lenoir K, McWilliams A, Oparil S, Rahbari-Oskoui F, Rahman M, Parkulo MA, Pemu P, Raj DS, Rocco M, Soman S, Thomas G, Tuot DS, Whelton PK, Pajewski NM.
    JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Dec 1;180(12):1655-1663. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.5028.
    PMID: 33044494 Clinical Trial.
  • The impact of outpatient acute kidney injury on mortality and chronic kidney disease: a retrospective cohort study.
    Leither MD, Murphy DP, Bicknese L, Reule S, Vock DM, Ishani A, Foley RN, Drawz PE.
    Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2019 Mar 1;34(3):493-501. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfy036.
    PMID: 29579290 Free PMC article.
  • Variations in 24-Hour BP Profiles in Cohorts of Patients with Kidney Disease around the World: The I-DARE Study.
    Drawz PE, Brown R, De Nicola L, Fujii N, Gabbai FB, Gassman J, He J, Iimuro S, Lash J, Minutolo R, Phillips RA, Rudser K, Ruilope L, Steigerwalt S, Townsend RR, Xie D, Rahman M; CRIC Study Investigators.
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Sep 7;13(9):1348-1357. doi: 10.2215/CJN.13181117. Epub 2018 Jul 5.
    PMID: 29976600 Free PMC article
  • Effect of Intensive Versus Standard Clinic-Based Hypertension Management on Ambulatory Blood Pressure: Results From the SPRINT (Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial) Ambulatory Blood Pressure Study.
    Drawz PE, Pajewski NM, Bates JT, Bello NA, Cushman WC, Dwyer JP, Fine LJ, Goff DC Jr, Haley WE, Krousel-Wood M, McWilliams A, Rifkin DE, Slinin Y, Taylor A, Townsend R, Wall B, Wright JT, Rahman M.
    Hypertension. 2017 Jan;69(1):42-50. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.116.08076. Epub 2016 Nov 14.
    PMID: 27849563 Free PMC article. Clinical Trial.


Clinical Interests

Chronic Kidney Disease; General Nephrology; Hypertension