Dr. Matthew j. Volk, M.D.

Matthew J. Volk, M.D.


  • 2010-2012 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Fellowship, Nephrology
  • 2007-2010 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Residency, Internal Medicine
  • 2003-2007 Baylor College of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine
  • 1999-2003 Northwestern University
    Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

Work Experience:

  • 2012-Present Clinical Nephrologist
    Mountain Kidney and Hypertension Associates, PA


  • Medical License: Certification:
    • North Carolina Physician License - 201000978
    • North Carolina Medical Board - 141148
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010
    • American Board of Nephrology, Board Eligible 2012

Hospital Affiliations:

  • 2012-Present: Mission Hospitals
    509 Biltmore Avenue
    Asheville, NC 28801-4690
  • 2012-Present: Charles George VA Medical Center
    1100 Tunnel Road
    Asheville, NC 28805

Professional Associations / Committees:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Renal Physicians Association
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • Western Carolina Medical Society

Honors and Awards:

Baylor College of Medicine:

  • Presidential Scholarship

Northwestern University:

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • Northwestern University Undergraduate Research Grant

American Institute of Chemical Engineering:

  • Harry McCormack Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Extra-curricular Activities, and Character
  • Donald Othermer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award

Research Publications:

  • Segura T, Volk MJ, Shea LD. Cationic Polymers as a Means of Substratemediated DNA Delivery. J Control Release. 2003 Nov 18;93(1):69-84.
  • Volk MJ, Chaiet SR, Rajagopalan L, Brownell WE, Pereira FR. The Onset and Maturation of Prestin-associated Charge Movement. Poster: Association of Research in Otolaryngology Midwinter Conference 2007.
  • Volk MJ, Bomback AS, Klemmer PJ. Reduction of Pulse Pressure via Changes in Extracellular Volume in Hemodialysis Patients. Poster: University of North Carolina Research Day, 2009, Abstract: American Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2009.
  • Volk MJ, Bomback AS, Klemmer PJ. Mineralocorticoid Receptor Blockade in Chronic Kidney Disease, Curr Hypertens Rep. 2011 Aug; 13(4):282-8.
  • Volk MJ. Hyponatremia: Don't Forget the Gut. Case Report Abstract: Submitted to the American Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2012.