Distinguished Mentor Award: Ann M. O'Hare, MD

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Ann M. O'Hare, MD

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Dr. O'Hare is professor of medicine, director of the faculty mentoring program, and an investigator at the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence at the University of Washington (UW). She is also a staff physician at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, a core investigator and acting associate director at the VA Health Services Research & Development Centers of Innovation, an investigator at the Kidney Research Institute (a collaboration between the UW Department of Medicine and Northwest Kidney Centers), and an affiliate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Northwest Research Institute.

Dr. O'Hare's clinical and research interests focus on the management of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in older individuals, as well as palliative and end-of-life care in older adults with kidney diseases.

She has served ASN as chair of the Geriatric Nephrology Advisory Group and as a member of the Program Committee and the Grants Committee. She has served on the Program Committee of National Kidney Foundation clinical meetings. She has been on Advisory Committees on CKD of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was a member of the committee that wrote the VA/Department of Defense Practice Guideline for Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Primary Care.

Dr. O'Hare is on the editorial boards of CJASN, JASN, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, and JAMA Internal Medicine and previously was associate editor of CJASN.

She received her medical degree from the University of Virginia, followed by an internal medicine residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a nephrology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.