Recognition & Awards

The National Kidney Foundation awards those health care professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of kidney disease. Distinguished award winners are recognized onsite at a special President's Dinner. Professional Council awards are distributed onsite at the respective Networking Luncheons.


The Shaul G. Massry Distinguished Lecture

Gregory Germino, MD

The Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Award

Jerry Yee, MD

The Garabed Eknoyan Award

Charmaine E. Lok, MD, MSc, FRCP(C)

The David M. Hume Memorial Award

Neil Richard Powe, MD, MPH, MBA

The J. Michael Lazarus Award

Beth Piraino, MD

Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Matthew Cooper, MD

Joel D. Kopple Award

Katy Wilkens, RD

Medical Advisory Board Distinguished Service Award

Ahmed Malik, MD, JD

Celeste Castillo Lee Patient Engagement Award

Mary Baliker

Public Service Award

Nilka Ríos Burrows, MPH

Council Awards

Now accepting nominations for 2020!

Council of Advanced Practitioners

Council of Nephrology Social Workers

Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians

Council on Renal Nutrition