John Nevins Forrest Jr MD

Professor of Medicine; Director, Office of Student Research

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Medical Education Staff

Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI): Educational Program

Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Research Interests

Cystic fibrosis; CFTR; Kidney; Chloride channels; Shark rectal gland

Clinical Interests

Acid-base disorders; electrolyte disorders; lithium-induced renal disorder; disorders of sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphate; interstitial nephritis; syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH); prevention of loss of renal function; diabetes; hematuria; hypertension


  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania , 1964

Selected Publication

  • Forrest J.N. Jr., J Am Soc Nephrol. (2009 Aug); Franklin H. Epstein: reminiscences of a brilliant physician-scientist and master clinician. 20(8):1651-3. Epub 2009 Jul 16

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Society for Clinical Investigation