Matthew J. Volk, MD


  • 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
  • 2010-2012 / Fellow in Nephrology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • 2007-2010 / Medical Residency, Internal Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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


  • IT Committee Chair, Mountain Kidney and Hypertension, 2014-Present
  • Medical Director, Mission Hospital Inpatient Dialysis Unit, 2016-Present
  • Medical Director, Smoky Mountain Dialysis Center, 2012-2015

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mission-St. Joseph's Health System
  • Care Partners Rehabilitation Hospital
  • McDowell Hospital
  • Highlands – Cashiers Regional Hospital
  • Angel Medical Center
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

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):69-8a.
  • Volk MJ, Chaiet SR, Rajagopalan L, BrownellWE, 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@).282-8.
  • Volk MJ. Hyponatremia: Don't Forget the Gut. Case Report Abstract: Submitted to the American Society of Nephrology RenalWeek 2012.
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