Nephrologist Dr. Mark Perazella to Receive National Kidney Foundation's Donald W. Seldin Award
NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) considers the work of hundreds of specialists in the field of nephrology and selects among them those who most exemplify the relentless efforts of NKF to enhance the lives of patients through action, education and accelerating change. Their work is vital to the 37 million adults in the U.S. who are affected by kidney disease and the 1 in 3 people in the country who are at risk.
Among the prestigious awards that will be presented at NKF's 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings will be the Donald W. Seldin Award to Mark Perazella, MD, from Yale University School of Medicine and West Haven VA Medical Center.
"It is a very special honor to receive the 2021 Donald W. Seldin Award," Dr. Perazella said. "Dr. Seldin was an extraordinary role model whose innovations and contributions transformed care for patients with advanced kidney disease. He was in inspiration to me and others of my generation. I feel very privileged and fortunate to receive the NKF award that bears his name."
The Seldin award was established to recognize excellence in clinical nephrology in the tradition of one of the foremost teachers and researchers in the field.
"Dr. Perazella is a renowned educator and outstanding teacher and clinician who is well deserving of the Donald W. Seldin Award," said Paul M. Palevsky, MD, NKF President. "He has been an example of a standout leader in drug-induced kidney disease and has helped develop the nascent field of onco-nephrology as well."
Dr. Perazella is a Board-certified nephrologist and Professor of Medicine in the Section of Nephrology at Yale University School of Medicine and West Haven VA Medical Center in West Haven, CT. His academic career has centered on his role as a clinician and educator. He completed a 12-year term as Yale Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director. He is currently Director of the Acute Dialysis Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Medical Director for the Yale Physician Associate and PA On-line Programs.
"As an academic nephrologist on the faculty at Johns Hopkins, I was drawn to the potential of clinical epidemiology and prevention sciences to transform the care of patients with kidney disease and reduce the ever-expanding kidney disease burden in the general population," Dr. Perazella said. "One of my earliest national presentations was at an NKF meeting and I have always had great admiration for the contributions of the organization to kidney disease patients and kidney disease professionals."
Dr. Perazella was co-chair for NKF's 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston and program chair for the 2020 Spring Clinical Meetings. He was education co-director for the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Board Review Course and Update (2014-2020) and completed a six-year term as a member of the ABIM Nephrology Subspecialty Exam Writing Committee. He also served on the ASN Continuing Professional Development and Post-Graduate Education Committees and was chair of the ASN Onco-Nephrology Forum Group. He formerly served on the ASN Training Program Directors Executive Committee and NKF Education Committee.
Dr. Perazella is Deputy Editor for Kidney 360, Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Onco-Nephrology, and AKI Section Editor for Clinical Nephrology. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, written numerous book chapters, and has co-edited four textbooks. His clinical areas of interest are drug-induced kidney disease, onco-nephrology, HIV-related kidney disease, and acute tubulointerstitial nephritis.
"The NKF Spring Clinical Meetings provide an exceptional environment for interdisciplinary learning and always has an outstanding faculty that are at the forefront of kidney disease patient care, public health, and research," Dr. Perazella said. "It has always been a great meeting but seems to get better each year. It provides a great opportunity to stay up to date on the best care for patients with kidney disease."
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