National Kidney Foundation recognizes nephrologist with Garabed Eknoyan Award

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Maryland & Delaware congratulate our very own Dr. Bernard Jaar on receiving The Garabed Eknoyan Award. This award was created to recognize an individual who has promoted the mission of the National Kidney Foundation in Making Lives Better for people with kidney disease through exceptional contributions to key initiatives of NKF such as the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) or clinical research in the field of kidney disease.

Dr. Jaar continues to serve our community locally and is a member of the local Medical Advisory Board. We are thrilled for Dr. Jaar- CONGRATULATIONS

Bernard Jaar, MD, from Johns Hopkins University and the Nephrology Center of Maryland, will be honored with the Garabed Eknoyan Award from the National Kidney Foundation.

“Dr. Jaar lives the mission of NKF and is an example in our profession worth emulating,” Paul Palevsky, MD, president of the NKF, said in a recent press release.

In addition to practicing nephrology, Jaar is credited on more than 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Before being recognized for this award, Jaar also served on several boards and committees, and he was the vice-chair for the education of the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines.

“It is our honor to recognize his years of work educating nephrologists on kidney care through manuscripts, book chapters, editorial work, and of course his work on the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative guidelines,” Palevsky said in the release.

The Garabed Eknoyan Award honors an individual every year who has played a leading role in initiatives, such as the KDOQI , or clinical research that supports the mission of the NKF to improve the lives of patients with kidney disease, according to the release.

“I am proud of my contribution to the mission of the NKF supporting my local affiliate, NKF Serving Maryland and Delaware, but also of my work with the KDOQI group and the NKF Education Committee,” Jaar said. “I am fortunate to work with such dedicated professionals, who work tirelessly to help improve the lives of patients with kidney disease.”