ASN Partners with Penn Medicine in Meeting with Congressman Evans

Meeting highlights need for increased federal support for kidney research and transplantation.

ASN has hit the ground running to advance its policy priorities this year collaborating with Penn Medicine to host a local meeting and elevate the profile of kidney care with Congressman Dwight Evans (D-PA 3rd District) in Philadelphia, PA on January 29. Congressman Evans currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittee on Health, which maintains jurisdiction over bills and matters that relate to programs providing payments (from any source) for health care, health delivery systems, or health research.  


ASN leaders and Penn Medicine faculty, including ASN Councilor Jeffrey Berns, MD, FASN, ASN Transplant Workgroup Member Roy Bloom, MBChB, MD, Lawrence Holzman, MD, Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, and ASN Policy and Advocacy Committee Intern Lauren Lee, as well as ASN Policy and Penn Medicine executive leadership reviewed the importance of addressing the kidney health continuum in an equitable manner with the Congressman. 

The meeting highlighted the need for increased federal support for kidney research and transplantation. Congressman Evans is a co-sponsor of the key legislation introduced in the House that ASN supports, including the Living Donor Protection Act (H.R. 2923) and the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (H.R. 2474).

ASN looks forward to continuing to strengthen its relationship with Congressman Evans and championing kidney care throughout Congress in 2024. 

To keep track of ASN’s efforts to intervene earlier, transform transplant, accelerate innovation, achieve equity, and bolster the kidney health workforce in 2024, follow coverage in Kidney News, the  ASN podcast feed, and visit the ASN policy webpage ( For real-time updates, follow ASN Policy on X @ASNAdvocacy.