ASN to Bestow Belding H. Scribner Award on Philip Li

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Philip Kam-Tao Li, MBBS, MD, MRCP

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

The Belding H. Scribner Award will be tendered on Saturday, November 4, to Philip Kam-Tao Li, MBBS, MD, MRCP, for his career-long contributions to the practice of nephrology. Dr. Li's clinical and basic research efforts have significantly advanced the management of patients with kidney diseases and the science of nephrology.

Dr. Li is a consultant physician in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, and honorary professor of medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the director of the university's Carol and Richard Yu Peritoneal Dialysis Research Centre.

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.

A global leader in service to the profession of nephrology, Dr. Li is president of the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists, vice president of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, immediate past president of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, president of The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN), and president of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis.

His past positions include serving as a visiting professor at Harvard Medical School, Brown University, and the University of Virginia in the United States; Nanjing University, Fudan University, and Peking University in China; Nagoya University in Japan; and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.

Dr. Li's research interests are in peritoneal dialysis, immunoglobulin A nephropathy, and integrated care of chronic kidney disease. He has published more than 630 original and review journal articles, 5 books, and 22 book chapters. He has given over 260 lectures to international congresses, meetings, and academic institutions.

He has received several international awards, including the International Distinguished Medal of the National Kidney Foundation, the Priscilla Kincaid Smith Award of The APSN, and the Oreopoulos Award of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis.

Dr. Li received his MBBS from the University of Hong Kong and received physician training from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his MRCP and completed his research fellowship at Hammersmith Hospital, Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He served as chief of nephrology at the Prince of Wales Hospital from 2002 to 2020.