Nephrology Chief Mark Okusa Elected President of the American Society of Nephrology

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world’s largest organization of kidney health professionals, elected Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN, as the next ASN President. Dr. Okusa officially assumed his role as ASN president during the society’s annual meeting, ASN Kidney Week 2017 (held Oct. 31st-Nov. 4th in New Orleans), and begins his term on January 1, 2018.

Dr. Okusa is currently the John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, as well as chief of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the Center for Immunity, Inflammation, and Regenerative Medicine.

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