Mitchell Rosner to Be Given Robert G. Narins Award for Contributions in Education

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Mitchell Rosner, MD, will receive the Robert G. Narins Award on Saturday, Nov. 9, for his many efforts in education and training the next generation of nephrologists.


Mitchell Rosner, MD

Citation: Kidney News 11, 10/11

Dr. Rosner is the Henry B. Mulholland Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and chairman of the department of medicine at the University of Virginia (UVA).

His clinical practice focuses on the care of patients with all forms of kidney disease, from acute kidney failure to ESKD. His special interest in patients with polycystic kidney disease led Dr. Rosner to found the first regional clinic to specialize in the management of these patients. He also directs the UVA home dialysis program.

His research interests include the pathogenesis and management of disorders of sodium and water balance, the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, quality improvement in peritoneal dialysis, and the development of novel therapeutics for acute kidney injury. He has participated in more than 10 clinical trials devoted to various aspects of kidney disease.

Dr. Rosner has published more than 170 research articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. He serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals and is the editor-at-large for CJASN.

He has received many teaching awards from UVA, including departmental awards from medicine and internal medicine, a dean’s award for excellence in teaching, and an all-university award for best teacher. The American College of Physicians presented him with an award for the most influential project to stimulate the interest of medical students in internal medicine as a career.

The U.S. Department of State recognized him with a certificate of appreciation for the development of a collaborative education and research effort between UVA and San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, Italy. Dr. Rosner helped develop a UVA course on teaching in academic medicine and organized a yearly symposium where nephrology fellows from regional programs present their original research in a judged competition.

For ASN, he co-developed an in-service examination for nephrology fellows-in-training and served on the training program directors’ executive committee, postgraduate education committee, and education committee. He co-directed the ASN Board Review Course and Update. He has co-chaired the program committee and served as co-director for Kidney Week.

He also served on the education committees of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis and the Association of Specialty Professors.

Dr. Rosner received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in nephrology at UVA. He served as assistant professor of medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., then joined the UVA faculty in 2004.