Distinguished Conversations (Preface)

It is a great pleasure to continue our series of “Distinguished Conversations” in recognition of ASN’s 50th anniversary. In each conversation, a leader in nephrology invites a mentor or esteemed colleague for a discussion of nephrology, past and future. This month Sharon Moe, MD, FASN, interviews Sharon Anderson, MD, FASN.

Dr. Moe is Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Nephrology, in the Department of Medicine, at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Moe has been actively involved in ASN for a number of years, including serving on the Communications, Postgraduate Education, Program, and Nominating Committees as well as the Media Relations Task Force. She served as ASN Councilor from 2009 to 2016 and as ASN President in 2014–2015. Dr. Moe’s translational research involves the study of all aspects of chronic kidney disease–mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD). The 150 publications in her name have contributed greatly to the advancement of knowledge and treatment of CKD-MBD.

Dr. Anderson is Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, where among many awards, she received the OHSU School of Medicine Dean’s Award, one of the school’s highest honors, in 2001 and again in 2014. Dr. Anderson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and her MD from Louisiana State University Medical Center. Dr. Anderson is a past Chair of the Nephrology Board, American Board of Internal Medicine; past Chair of the NIH General Medicine “B” Study Section; and presently serves on the highly influential NIH NIDDK Council as well as the NIH Council of Councils. She was elected to the ASN Council in 2004 following a decade of dedicated service to the Society. She served as ASN President in 2009–2010, and was the first woman in this role. She has authored or co-authored well more than 150 publications and received the David Hume Award from the National Kidney Foundation this year.

Richard Lafayette, MD, Editor-in-Chief, ASN Kidney News