Gregory Germino, MD
  • Deputy Director, NIDDK
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Bethesda, MD


Dr. Germino is the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the National Institutes of Health and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also is a Senior Investigator in the Kidney Disease Branch of the NIDDK Division of Intramural Research, where the main focus of his research is on the molecular basis of renal cystic disease. Prior to joining NIDDK in 2009, he was Professor of Medicine and Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins where he directed its Polycystic Kidney Disease Center. Dr. Germino has served on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the Polycystic Kidney Research Foundation, was Chair of the SAB of the Telethon Foundation of Italy, a Councilor of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and a member of the Board of Directors of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. He has received multiple awards including an NIH MERIT Award, induction into the Association of American Physicians, and the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for the Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from Loyola University of Chicago and his medical degree from the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He trained in internal medicine and nephrology at Yale, spent a research year at Oxford University, and was full time faculty at Johns Hopkins from 1992-2009.