James A. Tumlin, MD, CCRP

Dr. James Tumlin is founder and medical director of Southeast Renal Research Institute (SERRI) since 2005. The institute was brought to Chattanooga in 2008 and merged with Nephrology Associates' Research Department. His research certification of Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) shows his dedication to research excellence for over 15 years.

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Dr. Tumlin received his medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Emory University in Georgia. He then completed his clinical and research fellowship in Nephrology at Emory University in Georgia where he then stayed on as a faculty member in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Tumlin continued his career at Emory where he won numerous awards for clinical teaching and developed a national reputation as a clinical trialist.

Dr. Tumlin is widely acknowledged as a thought leader in acute kidney injury and various forms of Glomerulonephritis including IgA nephropathy and Lupus nephrititis. 

In 2005, Dr. Tumlin left Emory at the Associate Professor level to start the Southeast Renal Research Institute (SERRI) in Charlotte NC. After moving SERRI to Chattanooga, TN in 2008, Dr. Tumlin has continued his research efforts and has authored over 52 peer reviewed papers.

Dr. Tumlin is on the editorial board of Clinical Journal of America Society of Nephrology and reviews manuscripts for multiple journals including JAMA, Journal American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International and the American Journal of Physiology.

Dr. Tumlin has accepted numerous invitations to Lecture at National or International Conferences. He is current academic appointment is as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.