Washington, DC (November 10, 2019) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce the winners of the new Midcareer Awards, which recognize nephrologists who have distinguished themselves in five key areas of accomplishment early in their careers.

ASN chose two winners each for the Distinguished Clinical Service Award, Distinguished Educator Award, Distinguished Leader Award, Distinguished Mentor Award, and Distinguished Researcher Award.

The criteria for each award include substantial contributions to and leadership in the area of accomplishment.

The inaugural winners are clinicians, researchers, and educators who represent a range of subspecialties within nephrology.

Distinguished Clinical Service Award

Duvuru Geetha, MD, FASN

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Jay L. Koyner, MD

University of Chicago


Distinguished Educator Award 

Kambiz Kalantari, MD, MS

University of Virginia


Stephen M. Sozio, MD, FASN

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Distinguished Leader Award

Deidra C. Crews, MD, MS, FASN

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS, FASN

Tufts University School of Medicine


Distinguished Mentor Award

Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Michal L. Melamed, MD, MHS

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center


Distinguished Researcher Award

Laurence H. Beck, Jr., MD, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston Medical Center


David Cherney, MD, PhD

University of Toronto 


To learn more about each winner, visit ASN Kidney News Online for details about their careers and accomplishments.

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Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has more than 20,000 members representing 131 countries. For more information, please visit www.asn-online.org or contact the society at 202-640-4660.



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