Michael Emmett to Be Given Robert G. Narins Award for Contributions in Education

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Michael Emmett, MD

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Michael Emmett, MD, will receive the Robert G. Narins Award for his many efforts in the education and training of the next generation of nephrologists on Saturday, November 4.

Dr. Emmett is chair emeritus of the Department of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center, clinical professor of internal medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine, adjunct professor at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and attending physician in internal medicine and pathology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He served as chief of nephrology for 10 years at Baylor.

For more than 40 years, Dr. Emmett's contributions to the teaching of medical students, residents, fellows, and peers in nephrology and internal medicine have been widely recognized. During his tenure at Baylor, he has participated in the training of more than 100 nephrology fellows and received many Best Teacher of the Year awards.

Dr. Emmett has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. These publications have advanced the knowledge of the pathophysiology of multivalent ion and potassium disorders in renal disease and influenced the clinical approach to the diagnosis and therapy of patients with advanced kidney diseases.

He has served on the editorial boards of CJASN, Clinical Nephrology, Kidney International, and The American Journal of Cardiology. He served for many years as a member of the Nephrology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Since 2010, Dr. Emmett has been an editor of the online textbook UpToDate, focusing on nephrology topics and sections on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapy of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders.

Dr. Emmett received his medical degree from Temple University (Lewis Katz) School of Medicine, followed by a residency at Yale New Haven Medical Center and a nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty at Baylor in 1976.