Recognition & Awards
The Garabed Eknoyan Award
The GarabedEknoyan Award was created to recognize an individual who has promoted the mission of the National Kidney Foundation in Making Lives Better for people with kidney disease through exceptional contributions to key initiatives of NKF such as the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) or clinical research in the field of kidney disease. The 2013 award recipient is Michael V. Rocco, MD, MSCE, FNKF.
Michael V. Rocco, MD, MSCE, FNKF is the Vardaman M. Buckalew Jr. Professor of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He received his MD degree from Vanderbilt University and also served his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt. He completed a nephrology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master's Degree in Epidemiology at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Rocco is currently the Chair of the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF-KDOQI). He served as the Vice-Chair for KDOQI from 2003 - 2007 and was the vice-chair for the NKF KDOQI Hypertension Work Group. He has also served as a workgroup member for the CMS Clinical Performance Measures Project in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
He is listed in both the Best Doctors in America and US News and World Report Top Doctors in Nephrology databases and continues to care for individuals with chronic kidney disease.
He has more than 140 manuscripts and book chapters and has been awarded funding for NIH clinical trials including the HEMO Study, the Acute Renal Failure Trial Network, the Dialysis Access Consortium, the Frequent Hemodialysis Network and the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial.
Past GarabedEknoyan Award Recipients:
2012 - Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, FNKF
2011 - Kai-UweEckhardt, MD
2010 - Josef Coresh, MD
2009 - Sharon M. Moe, MD
2008- Adeera Levin, MD, FRCPC
2007 - Norbert H. Lameire, MD
2006 - Francesco Locatelli, MD, FRCBP
2005 - Nathan W. Levin, MD, FACP
2004 - Neil R. Powe, MD, MPH, MBA
2003 - Bertram L. Kasiske, MD
2002- Andrew S. Levey, MD