Presidents

The office of the National Kidney Foundation President was established in 1964 and since then, our esteemed Presidents have guided the medical, scientific and public health matters of the Foundation. Over the years, NKF Presidents have been instrumental in the following: passage of key legislation affecting kidney patients; securing NIH funding for kidney research; initiating the publication of a NKF peer-reviewed scientific journal, American Journal of Kidney Diseases; creating partnerships among the major kidney organization; establishment of the multidisciplinary Spring Clinical Meetings; the endowment of a NKF research fund; and facilitating NKF's development of groundbreaking clinical practice guidelines.

The roster of NKF Presidents follows.

1973-1976

James C. Hunt, MD

1976-1978

Arvin B. Weinstein, MD

1978-1980

Stuart A. Kleit, DDS, MD

1980-1982

Richard M. Freeman, MD

1982-1984

David A. Ogden, MD

1984-1986

Robert W. Schrier, MD

1986-1988

Richard J. Glassock, MD

1988-1990

Saulo Klahr, MD

1990-1992

Shaul G. Massry, MD

1992-1994

Neil A. Kurtzman, MD

1994-1996

Alan R. Hull, MD

1996-1998

Garabed Eknoyan, MD

1998-2000

Joel D. Kopple, MD, FACP

2000-2002

William F. Keane, MD

2002-2004

Brian JG Pereira, MD, MBA

2004-2006

David G. Warnock, MD

2006-2008

Allan Collins, MD FACP

2008-2010

Bryan N. Becker, MD, MMM, FNKF

2010-2012

Lynda A. Szczech, MD, MSCE, FNKF

2012-2014

Beth Piraino, MD