Honor to be presented at the 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings
January 30, 2019, New York, NY - 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 the NKF to enhance the lives of patients through action, education and accelerating change.
Their work is vital to the 30 million people who are affected by kidney disease and the 1 in 3 American adults who are at risk.
Among these prestigious awards is the Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes individuals for their educational activities and community service in promoting the mission of NKF on a local level.
This year, Ahmed Malik, MD, the Chair of Medicine of Aurora St Luke’s Medical Center in Wisconsin, will receive the distinguished prize at the NKF 2019 Spring Clinical Meetings in Boston, MA, May 8-12. Dr. Malik is a nephrologist and has been working in the Milwaukee area since 2005. In addition to his clinical work, he is also involved in research and teaching and has been awarded Best Teacher by Aurora Internal Medicine Residency program several times.
"I have been humbled by this award,” Dr. Malik said. “On behalf of my patients, practice and NKF Wisconsin, I thank NKF for the recognition of our efforts, and reiterate our determination to continue our focus on early detection, education and prevention of kidney disease in our community."
“We are so honored to recognize Dr. Malik’s work within his community to raise awareness of chronic kidney disease,” said NKF President Dr. Holly Kramer. “His dedication to the cause is evident not just by his career, but also by his work in charity, leadership and success in fundraising.”
Dr. Malik has been involved in charitable work for several years and raised more than $100,000 for Indigent Patient Endowment Fund for the King Edward Medical College Alumni Association in 2015 when he served as president. He has been involved with NKF Wisconsin Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) for the last 13 years and now serves on the NKF Wisconsin Board of Directors.
NKF Spring Clinical Meetings
For the past 27 years, nephrology healthcare professionals from across the country have come to NKF’s Spring Clinical Meetings to learn about the newest developments related to all aspects of nephrology practice; network with colleagues; and present their research findings. The NKF Spring Clinical Meetings are designed for meaningful change in the multidisciplinary healthcare teams’ skills, performance, and patient health outcomes. It is the only conference of its kind that focuses on translating science into practice for the entire healthcare team. This year’s Spring Clinical Meetings will be held May 8-12 in Boston, MA.
NKF Professional Membership
Healthcare professionals can join NKF to receive access to tools and resources for both patients and professionals, discounts on professional education, and access to a network of thousands of individuals who treat patients with kidney disease.
Kidney Disease Facts
In the United States 30 million adults are estimated to have chronic kidney disease—and most aren’t aware of it. 1 in 3 American adults are at risk for chronic kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and family history. People of African American, Hispanic, Native American, Asian or Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. African Americans are 3 times more likely than Whites, and Hispanics are nearly 1.5 times more likely than non-Hispanics to develop end stage renal disease (kidney failure).
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the largest, most comprehensive, and longstanding patient-centric organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of kidney disease in the U.S. For more information about NKF, visit www.kidney.org.