ASN's Mission

To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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About ASN

Sharon Anderson, MD, FASN, Past President

ASN Biography

Dr. Anderson was elected to the ASN Council in 2004 following a decade of dedicated service to the association. Her leadership positions in the ASN have included a position on the Editorial Board of JASN as well as serving on several committees, including the Abstract Selection Committee, the Program Committee, the Chronic Kidney Disease Advisory Group, and the Executive Committee for Training Program Directors.

Currently, she is Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, and Chief of Medicine at the Portland VA Medical Center. Dr. Anderson received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and Medical Degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center.

Dr. Anderson is a past Chair of the Nephrology Board, American Board of Internal Medicine; past Chair of the NIH General Medicine "B" Study Section, and current member of the NIH PBKD Study Section. She has been honored with the 2001, 2002, and 2003 Faculty Teaching Awards, the 2003 Medical Staff Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Service to Medical Staff, and the 2006 Faculty Senate Award for Outstanding Service, from Oregon Health and Science University. She is a Fellow of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, and the American Heart Association Councils on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease and High Blood Pressure Research. Dr. Anderson has been a member of more than 10 professional societies, including the International Society of Nephrology and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. She has authored or co-authored more than 150 publications.

She lives in Portland, OR with her husband, Edmund T. Curtis.