Sharon Zalemski, MS, RD, CDN
The Regional Recognized Renal Dietitian Award – Region 1
Upstate & Western New York Kidney Foundation Medical Advisory Board
National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition
Sharon Zalemski, MS, RD, CDN, has been a renal dietitian for over 29 working in an outpatient dialysis center serving patients on hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and frequent home hemodialysis. She has been active with the National Kidney Foundation Council on Renal Nutrition, and has held leadership positions with the Western New York Council on Renal Nutrition as the Chair, Co-Chair and Secretary since 1998. Sharon is the current Chair of the Planning Committee of the Annual Joint Meeting of Upstate and Western New York Councils on Renal Nutrition, and has demonstrated her creativity moving to a virtual meeting during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has been active on this committee for 10 years as a Chair or committee member. She has held positions as Region I Representative in 2014-2016, and Region I Alternative Representative in 2016-2018 for the NKF-CRN.
She is currently on the Upstate and Western New York Kidney Foundation Medical Advisory Board. Sharon has been a preceptor for the University of New York at Buffalo Dietetic Internship from 2000-2019 providing interns with a renal specialty practice experience and being recognized as Outstanding Educator, Dietetic Internship from the Western New York Dietetic Association in 2014. Sharon also served on the Patient Services Committee with the National Kidney Foundation of Western New York in 2007 and on the ESRD Network of New York Inc. Council in 2005.
She received the Gift of Life Award from the National Kidney Foundation of Western New York in 2004.