National Kidney Foundation Honors NY Doctor for Outstanding Community Service
Dallas, TX (March 19, 2015) — John C.L. Wang, MD, PhD, will be honored with the National Kidney Foundation's Medical Advisory Board (MAB) Distinguished Service Award for his educational outreach and community service.
The award will be presented at the National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) Spring Clinical Meetings held March 25-29, 2015 at the Gaylord Texas in Dallas, TX.
"I am deeply honored to have been named the recipient of the NKF MAB Distinguished Service Award," said Dr. Wang. "I'm one of the many MAB members who have made their marks in education and community service in the Greater New York area on behalf of the NKF, and other members are equally worthy of receiving this award."
Dr. Wang was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States in 1969. He received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1979 and a PhD from the same institution for innovative research carried out at The Rogosin Laboratories in the Department of Biochemistry. He is a full-time academic nephrologist and is currently an Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Wang serves as Director of Jack J. Dreyfus Renal Clinic and Co-Director of Nephrology at The Rogosin Institute.
Dr. Wang has served on the Board of Directors of the NKF's Greater New York Division since 2002 and has co-chaired its Medical Advisory Board since its inception in 2007. He volunteered at multiple Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) screenings between 2004 and 2013 and was a member of the Steering Committee of the KEEP for three years. He has also served on the Annual Regional Symposium Program Committee since its inception in 2008 and donated countless hours of professional time to speak at the symposium as well as at other educational programs.
As the President of the Chinese American Medical Society, he was also instrumental in establishing KEEP screenings in many Chinese communities and securing other Chinese-speaking physicians to volunteer.
"I am particularly proud of this accomplishment as many new immigrants benefited from these activities. This was often their first healthcare encounter in America," said Dr. Wang. "Kidney disease is a serious health condition; one that can bring on subtle symptoms that often go undiagnosed. Thanks to NKF's effort, we have learned the high prevalence of the disease. By working together, I hope one day we can prevent and control it."
The National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings take place March 25-29, 2015 at the Gaylord Texas in Dallas, TX. For more information, visit www.nkfclinicalmeetings.org.
The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and tens of millions of Americans at risk. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.