News Release 

ASN announces inaugural midcareer award winners

New awards recognize distinguished records in leadership, mentorship, research, and other areas

American Society of Nephrology

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.

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 or contact the society at 202-640-4660.

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