Pittsburgh Nephrologist Honored by National Kidney Foundation

New York, NY (April 27, 2016) – Khaled Nashar, MD, of Pittsburgh, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). 

The Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize professionals for their educational activities and community service in promoting the mission of the National Kidney Foundation on a local level.

Dr. Nashar, who practices in Pittsburgh, is an adjunct assistant professor at Temple University, and the Associate Program Director for Nephrology Fellowships at Allegheny Health Network.  His work focuses on improving the outcomes of kidney transplant patients and studying the relationship between uric acid and chronic kidney disease.

“I am excited about this award and feel humbled and grateful to have been selected,” Dr. Nashar said.  “I am also honored to be working with a wonderful group of people at our local NKF office.”

Dr. Nashar is currently chair of his local NKF Medical Advisory Board, a member of the local NKF Board of Advisors, and an active volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation serving the Alleghenies.  In his role, he spearheaded efforts to receive grant funding for NKF’s kidney patient educational materials.  He has been instrumental in expanding the role and membership of the medical advisory board to include nephrologists and primary care physicians in the Pittsburgh area.  Furthermore, he has been supportive of the NKF mission at all levels including annual walk, gala and screening events.

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