Garabed Eknoyan Award

Morgan Grams, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Population Health at New York University

The Garabed Eknoyan 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.


Morgan Grams, MD, PhD, MHS, is the co-director of the New York University Division of Precision Medicine, a multidisciplinary research unit that aims to produce evidence to inform the delivery of high-quality, equitable patient care. A practicing nephrologist, PhD-trained epidemiologist, and the Susan and Morris Mark Professor of Medicine and Population Health at New York University, Dr. Grams is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the 2018 recipient of the Donald W. Seldin award given by the American Society of Nephrology/American Heart Association Kidney Council. She attended medical school at Columbia University and completed her nephrology fellowship and PhD at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include developing, testing and implementing analytic strategies to answer clinically meaningful questions using as much of the world’s data on kidney measures and outcomes as possible. She co-leads the CKD Prognosis Consortium, a group of investigators representing of >120 global cohorts and >20 million individuals, and she also leads efforts to integrate multimodal data as they relate to kidney disease. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the National Kidney Foundation, and she is co-chair of KDIGO.


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Past Garabed Eknoyan Award Recipients:

  • 2023: Cynthia Delgado, MD
  • 2022: Bernard Jaar, MD, MPH
  • 2021: Jessica Joseph, MBA
  • 2020: Kerry Willis, PhD
  • 2019: Charmaine Lok, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • 2018: Lesley A. Inker, MD, MS, FRCPC
  • 2017: Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP
  • 2016: Holly Kramer, MD, MPH
  • 2015: Michael J. Choi, MD, FNKF
  • 2014: Katrin Uhlig, MS, MS
  • 2013: Michael V. Rocco, MD, MSCE, FNKF
  • 2012: Bryan Becker, MD, MMM, FACP, FNKF
  • 2011: Kai-Uwe Eckhardt, 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