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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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Howard Erlanger, MD

September 13, 2022

Dr. Howard Erlanger, a beloved father, partner, and friend, passed away on September 13th, 2022. He was 67 years old. Dr. Erlanger was born in Chicago, Illinois, to his mother, Hannah Lutz, and his father, Morris Fishman. After his father's death, his family relocated to Los Angeles, where his mother married Paul Erlanger. Paul adopted both Howard and his sister Lois. Howard graduated from Beverly Hills High School and attended UC San Diego for a BS in Biosciences. He attended medical school at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa, and he completed medical training in Kentucky and Nevada. Dr. Erlanger completed his nephrology fellowship training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Erlanger started serving patients at Eisenhower in 1991, becoming Nephrology sanction chief in 2014, a position he held through 2021. He was a founding partner of Nephrology Associates Medical Group. Beloved by his patients and colleagues at Eisenhower, JFK, and Desert Regional Medical Center, he devoted his life to helping people, both medically and otherwise. His volunteerism and charity extended throughout the Jewish community and beyond. While he was dedicated to serving others, his most important role was always as a father to his son, Zachary Erlanger. Howard loved life. He was always active, both within the community and personally. He studied martial arts and attained a fourth-degree black belt in taekwondo. His devotion to the sport led him to serve as an attending physician for regional tournaments. He was an avid cyclist, skier, and fly fisherman. He loved to travel. View obituary »