ASN President's Column July 2016

In this month's column, ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN discusses initiatives that are changing the practice landscape in nephrology.

ASN President's Column June 2016

When I think back over the time that I have been in nephrology, I am struck by how many advances we have made in our understanding of kidney function and the pathogenesis of kidney disease.

Nephrology Fellows' View

Dr. Lilia Maria Rizo Topete (Monterrey, Mexico) shares one of her memorable training experiences.

ASN President's Column May 2016

Nephrologists have always been considered among the best educators in medicine. Our commitment to excellence in patient care and research extends to finding innovative ways to teach students, residents and fellows about some of the most complex (and interesting) issues physicians and scientists face. Nephrologists also provide complete care for a complex patient population in ways that most other specialties do not.

My First Kidney Week Meeting

In celebration of ASN's 50th anniversary, a number of ASN leaders have taken the time to remember what it was like to attend their first ASN annual meeting. We will continue to update this section throughout the year, and encourage you to send in your recollections of your first ASN annual meeting ( 

Why Nephrology?

During a discussion about the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program,  Dr. William Bennett asked Dr. Jane Schell,  the first recipient of the Bennett Scholars Grant, why she chose to go into nephrology. Their ensuing  discussion, including Dr. Bennett’s look back at very early dialysis care, is compelling and inspiring. 


The Fellowship Match: Building Excellence in Kidney Care

Nephrology program directors lead the best, and most dedicated, educators in medicine. This is an exciting time of year as applicants and programs begin the match process.

ASN President's Column April 2016

Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN is ASN’s 50th president. Each month, he will share his thoughts on items of interest to ASN members and others in the kidney community, and request your insights on specific issues.