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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Award Selection Committee


  • Michelle A. Josephson, MD, FASN (2024)


  • Sofia B. Ahmed, MD, MS, MSc (2024)
  • Stanley D. Crittenden, MD, FASN (2024)
  • Leslie S. Gewin, MD (2025)
  • Rupal Mehta, MD, MS, FASN (2024)
  • Mark A. Perazella, MD, MS, FASN (2025)
  • Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD (2025)
  • Alexander Staruschenko, PhD, FASN (2024)
  • Elaine M. Worcester, MD, FASN (2025)

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.