ASN's Mission

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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Media and Communications Committee


  • Pascale Hammond Lane, MD, FASN (2020)


  • Christos Argyropoulos, MD, PhD, FASN (2020)
  • Gretchen Leaman Brandt, MD, FASN (2021)
  • Emily H. Chang, MD (2021)
  • Natasha Naresh Dave, MD (2020)
  • Samira S. Farouk, MD, MS, FASN (2021)
  • Kelly A. Hyndman, PhD (2020)
  • Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN (2020)
  • Sam Kant, MD (2020)
  • Scherly Leon, MD (2020)
  • Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FASN (2020)
  • Devika Nair, MD, MS, FASN (2020)
  • Michelle N. Rheault, MD (2021)
  • Roger A. Rodby, MD, FASN (2020)
  • Silvi Shah, MD, MS, FASN (2021)
  • Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FASN (2020)
  • Joel M. Topf, MD (2020)

Staff Liaison


Provide strategic direction to ASN's efforts related to communications with professional and lay audiences worldwide, including press, social media, and non-scientific communications as well as help the society respond to press inquiries, review Kidney Week abstracts for press coverage, moderate Kidney Week press conferences, and contribute to ASN's activities on social media and new communication avenues.