Distinguished Clinical Service Award: Michael Heung, MD, MS, FASN

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Michael Heung, MD, MS, FASN

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Dr. Heung is professor of medicine, clinical chief of nephrology, and medical director of the acute dialysis program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

His research and clinical interests have focused on acute kidney injury (AKI) and critical care nephrology. His particular areas of interest include optimizing safety of continuous renal replacement therapy, determining predictors of renal recovery following AKI, exploring novel approaches to detecting fluid overload, and investigating pharmacokinetics in patients who are critically ill with AKI.

As an investigator at the University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, Dr. Heung examines AKI measures and outcomes on several federally funded projects, including the U.S. Renal Data System, the Veterans Affairs kidney disease registry, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention chronic kidney disease surveillance system.

He currently serves ASN on the AKINow initiative, the COVID-19 Committee, and the Current and Emerging Threats Workgroup. He is associate editor of Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. He has received many teaching and mentorship awards.

Dr. Heung obtained his medical degree from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and served as chief resident during his internal medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati. He then completed his nephrology fellowship at the University of Michigan. He also received a master's degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.