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

Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN, Past President

ASN Biography
Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb is Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) and also Co-Director of the MSSM Center for Kidney Disease Innovation. Dr. Himmelfarb has served on numerous study sections and grant review committees, scientific advisory boards and has held leadership positions in many national and international nephrology societies. He has been a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board on Nephrology, a Councilor of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and was President of the ASN in 2014-2015. He has served on expert panels for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Veterans Health Administration, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other organizations. Dr. Himmelfarb has served on numerous editorial boards including the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), Kidney International, BMC Medicine, Nature reviews Nephrology, the Faculty of 1000 in Medicine, and the Faculty of 1000 in Research. His current research interests include developing a portable and wearable artificial kidney; development of a human 'kidney-on-a-chip. He is the Steering Committee Chair for the NIH funded Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP). Dr Himmelfarb leads numerous investigator-initiated clinical trials and cohort studies, as well as multicenter collaborative studies. He is the author of more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, including original research, reviews, and editorials.