ASN to Bestow Belding Scribner Award on Glenn M. Chertow

The Belding H. Scribner Award will be tendered to Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH, for his career-long contributions to the practice of nephrology.

Dr. Chertow is the Norman S. Coplon Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of nephrology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Established in 1995, the Belding H. Scribner Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the care of patients with renal disorders or have substantially influenced the clinical practice of nephrology. Dr. Chertow has made significant contributions in patient care, research, and service to professional organizations.

In addition to an active clinical practice, administrative responsibilities, teaching, and mentoring, he has developed and maintained a robust clinical research program. He has served in leadership roles for many clinical trials sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; and industry.

He has served in an advisory capacity to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and the National Quality Forum on issues related to end stage renal disease and on National Institutes of Health study sections. He has served ASN in many roles, including on the public policy board and as associate editor of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He is co-editor of Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney.

Dr. Chertow has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and American Academy of Pediatrics. He was honored by the American Kidney Fund with the National Torchbearer Award and the Nephrologist of the Year Award.

Dr. Chertow completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania and his medical education at Harvard. He completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before joining the Harvard faculty, where he remained until 1998. He then joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where he served as director of clinical services in the division of nephrology. He was promoted through the academic ranks to full professor in the departments of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics. He joined the Stanford faculty in 2007.

Belding H. Scribner


Belding H. Scribner, MD, developed the arteriovenous shunt, which made possible long-term hemodialysis for chronic renal failure.

Dr. Scribner served as head of the University of Washington’s Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine from 1958 to 1982. He and his co-workers at the Seattle university made numerous contributions to helping patients with end stage renal disease, including establishing the world’s first out-of-hospital dialysis unit, developing a home hemodialysis program, improving techniques and equipment for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and studying the adequacy and complications of chronic renal disease treated by dialysis. Dr. Scribner’s work made a significant contribution to transforming nephrology into a major subspecialty of internal medicine.