Indiana Doctor Honored for Diagnostic Kidney Disease

New York, NY – Bruce A. Molitoris, MD, has been named the 2016 Donald W. Seldin Award Winner by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

The Donald W. Seldin Award recognizes excellence in clinical nephrology in the tradition of Dr. Donald Seldin, one of the foremost teachers and researchers in the field.

“It is extremely meaningful to me to win an award like this and look at the company I’m keeping with previous award winners,” said Dr. Molitoris. “It is especially wonderful because I think so much of Dr. Seldin and am amazed at his foresight and vision in the past.”

Dr. Molitoris is Professor of Medicine and Director of Indiana Center for Biological Microscopy at Indiana University. His research has centered around the cell biology of acute kidney injury with an emphasis on proximal tubule cell injury secondary to ischemia and/or nephrotoxins. A second area of study includes intravital imaging of the kidney.

Currently, Dr. Molitoris is focusing his efforts on translating a technique that can rapidly measure glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and plasma volume at the bedside. Funded by NIH and multiple investors, the technology will help doctors to easily follow their patient’s kidney function.

“The potential to develop new diagnostics and theranostics and to use available technology to advance both fields is going to make nephrology a really exiting area in the near future,” he said.

The award will be presented during the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings being held April 27 to May 1, in Boston, MA. For additional program information, and to register, visit www.NKFClinicalMeetings.org.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.