Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH

The Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Columbia University

New York Presbyterian Hospital


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Dr. Sumit Mohan is an associate professor of medicine & epidemiology at Columbia University, the director of clinical research in the Division of Nephrology and the director of quality and outcomes research for the transplant initiative at New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Dr. Mohan’s clinical and research career has been focused on improving access to care and outcomes for patients with kidney disease – especially those with end stage kidney disease and kidney transplantation. His research funding has come from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the American Society of Transplantation among others.


Dr. Mohan’s research findings have directly informed public policy at the federal level related to patients with kidney disease including access to outpatient dialysis for acute kidney injury, elimination of early outcomes as a regulatory measure for transplant center recertification as well as the ongoing efforts to lower the discard of deceased donor kidneys in the United States. His work on the inappropriate discard of deceased donor kidneys has helped bring significant attention to this problem nationally. He serves on multiple committees for UNOS, SRTR, ASN and NKF among others. In addition, he has contributed to several Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) and has been invited to present his research to the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine.


Past Excellence in Transplantation Award Recipients:

  • 2021: Krista Lentine, MD, PhD
  • 2020: Gabriel Danovitch, MD
  • 2019: Matthew Cooper, MD