Richard Lafayette Appointed Editor-in-Chief of ASN Kidney News

Richard Lafayette Appointed Editor-in-Chief of ASN Kidney News

ASN's new Editor-in-Chief: Richard Lafayette, MD, FACP

With this issue of ASN Kidney News, the American Society of Nephrology is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief: Richard Lafayette, MD, FACP. Dr. Lafayette succeeds Kidney News’s inaugural Editor-in-Chief Pascale Lane, MD, who guided the magazine in becoming an authoritative source for information and analysis of trends affecting all those who work in the kidney sphere over the past six years since its creation in 2008.

Dr. Lafayette is Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and Director of the Stanford Glomerular Disease Center at Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, CA. His 25-year career in nephrology spans general nephrology, transplant nephrology, and focuses on glomerular disease. During this time he has served as Senior Associate Chair of Medicine for six years and Clinical Chief of Nephrology for more than a decade. Dr. Lafayette was a member of the first Kidney News Editorial Board and is a member of the ASN Glomerular Diseases Advisory Group.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to contribute to and continue to shape Kidney News at this critical and exciting time for nephrology,” Dr. Lafayette said. “I want to build on Kidney News’s reputation as the prime source for news for the kidney community while conveying optimism and hope for a wonderfully fruitful future for our field. I foresee Kidney News being a shared, valued resource for communication for ASN and the entire kidney community.”

ASN Kidney News serves a wide variety of stakeholders in the kidney community, including patients, health care providers, legislators, and regulators.