Dr. Snezana Petrovic

Associate Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Biomedical
Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Location:
Leon Levine Hall of Medical Science
Room 182
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4280, 4350 US 421
Buies Creek, NC 27506

Biography

Snezana Petrovic, MD, PhD, FASN is an Associate Professor at the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology. Dr. Petrovic obtained her MD and PhD in Europe and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester, Rochester NY.

Before joining the Campbell faculty, she taught physiology for over ten years at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Wake Forest School of Medicine in the MD, MS and PhD programs. Dr. Petrovic mentored numerous students in those programs as well as in the Excellence in Cardiovascular Sciences Program of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and with the fellowship of the American Physiological Society. She also presents didactic and case-based updates on the latest advances in the field of acid-base physiology at the Early Programs of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

Dr. Petrovic’s long-standing interest in acid-base and kidney physiology resulted in 37 peer-reviewed publications, receipt of the Carl Gottschalk Scholar Award from the American Society of Nephrology, and career awards from the American Physiological Society, the American Heart Association and American Association of Medical Colleges. She was also a Butler-Williams Scholar of the National Institute of Aging, a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Physiology, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). Dr. Petrovic served on the Geriatric Nephrology Advisory Group to the ASN and as a peer reviewer on standing study sections of the American Heart Association.

Her laboratory described an acid sensor in the kidney and demonstrated how deficiency in acid sensor lowers blood pressure in mice. Dr. Petrovic completed a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial showing that use of oral bicarbonate supplementation to titrate dietary acid load may be a safe intervention to ameliorate decline of kidney and physical function with aging. Dr. Petrovic is continuing this work by looking at metabolic changes associated with oral bicarbonate supplementation in older adults.