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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Award Selection Committee


  • Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN (2021)


  • Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, FASN (2021)
  • Lorenzo G. Gallon, MD (2021)
  • John Cijiang He, MD, PhD, FASN (2021)
  • Robert S. Hoover, Jr., MD, FASN (2021)
  • Prabhleen Singh, MD, MPH (2021)
  • Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH (2021)
  • Ashita J. Tolwani, MD, MS (2021)

Staff Liaison


Review award applications, reaching consensus based on the approved evaluation process, and making a recommendation to ASN Council as to the top-ranked candidate; in years where the applicant pool does not meet the award criteria, the committee may recommend to ASN Council that no award shall be presented.

Policies and Procedures

Current ASN Councilors and members of the selection committee may not nominate a candidate nor co-sign a letter of nomination. A member of the committee must recuse himself/herself from any discussions concerning a candidate from his/her institution.