Paul Drawz, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension

Paul Drawz

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Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
717 Delaware Street SE, Suite 353
MMC 1932
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension

Associate Chair - Clinical Research


Medical School, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Internal Medicine Residency, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Nephrology Fellowship, 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
Research Projects:


  • 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. Variations in 24-Hour BP Profiles in Cohorts of Patients with Kidney Disease around the World: The I-DARE Study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018. Sep 7;13(9):1348-1357.
  • Leither MD, Murphy DP, Bicknese L, Reule S, Vock DM, Ishani A, Foley RN, Drawz PE. The impact of outpatient acute kidney injury on mortality and chronic kidney disease: a retrospective cohort study. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2018. 
  • Thomas G, Drawz PE. BP Measurement Techniques: What They Mean for Patients with Kidney Disease. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jul 6;13(7):1124-1131.
  • 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. 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. Hypertension. 2017 Jan;69(1):42-50. 
  • Drawz PE, Alper AB, Anderson AH, Brecklin CS, Charleston J, Chen J, Deo R, Fischer MJ, He J, Hsu CY, Huan Y, Keane MG, Kusek JW, Makos GK, Miller ER 3rd, Soliman EZ, Steigerwalt SP, Taliercio JJ, Townsend RR, Weir MR, Wright JT Jr, Xie D, Rahman M; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study Investigators. Masked Hypertension and Elevated Nighttime Blood Pressure in CKD: Prevalence and Association with Target Organ Damage. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Apr 7;11(4):642-52.
  • Drawz PE, Archdeacon P, McDonald CJ, Powe NR, Smith KA, Norton J, Williams DE, Patel UD, Narva A. CKD as a Model for Improving Chronic Disease Care through Electronic Health Records. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):1488-99. 
  • Drawz PE, Miller RT, Singh S, Watts B, Kern E. Impact of a chronic kidney disease registry and provider education on guideline adherence - a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012 Jul 5;12(1):62.



  • General NephrologyHypertensionChronic Kidney Disease


Kidney (Nephrology) Clinic

Clinical Interests

General Nephrology; Hypertension; Chronic Kidney Disease