WashU Nephrology Welcomes Alex Stark-Valdez, Our New Dialysis Nurse Practitioner

WashU Nephrology welcomes Alex Stark-Valdez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, who joined the Division as dialysis Nurse Practitioner 3, 2022. “Everyone has been so warm and welcoming,” says Alex.  “It’s been absolutely wonderful and I’m so happy that I chose this position as my first real nurse practitioner position.”  In his 12 years of nursing, Alex brings […]

Michael Rauchman Heads Clinic that Eases the Transition from Pediatric-to-Adult Kidney Care

For a young patient with chronic kidney disease, the transition from pediatric to adult renal care systems can be difficult and challenging.  Michael Rauchman, MD, Chromalloy Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is helping make that passage as smooth as possible through his Pediatric-to-Adult Nephrology Transition Clinic at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  The goal of the clinic, […]

Fae Harper an Honoree of St. Louis Magazine 2022 Excellence in Nursing Awards

WashU Nephrology is so proud of Fabrienne (Fae) Harper, BSN, RN, a finalist for the 13th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, which celebrate nurses from institutions across the St. Louis region for their selfless care, compassion and service.  “Honoring the Heart of Health Care” was the theme of this year’s event, hosted by St. Louis […]

Medical Students Honor Drs. Steven Cheng and Timothy Yau with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards

WashU Nephrology faculty members Steven Cheng, MD, and Timothy Yau, MD, were recently honored with Distinguished Service Teaching Awards in recognition of their exemplary service in medical student education.  Towards the end of their first, second, and third years of study, WashU medical school students nominate and vote for faculty and house staff who have […]

WashU Nephrology Participates in 2022 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

The 2022 National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM22) are currently underway in Boston, MA, April 6-10, with several members of WashU Nephrology in attendance.   The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and focuses on translating science into practice for the entire healthcare team.  While it is a live […]

Renal Nurse Practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann Serves on ASN Kidney Week Education Committee

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has invited WashU Nephrology nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, to serve on their Kidney Week Education Committee for the 2022-2023 meetings.  The committee is responsible for the meeting’s program content, primarily sessions and abstracts.  Koester-Wiedemann was invited to serve because of her expertise in clinical dialysis.  As renal […]

Nephrologist Anuja Java Co-chairs the ClinGen Complement Gene Curation Expert Panel

Anuja Java, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, will co-chair the newly established Clinical Genome Resource  (ClinGen) Complement Gene Curation Expert Panel (GCEP). ClinGen is an NIH-funded resource dedicated to building a central resource that defines the clinical relevance of genes and variants for use in precision medicine and research.  ClinGen was founded […]

Nephrologist Will Ross Inducted into Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education’s Academy of Fellows

Will Ross, MD, MPH, Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and Associate Dean for Diversity at Washington University School of Medicine, was inducted into the Academy of Fellows of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) at their 2022 annual meeting, which was held virtually February 21-23, 2022. The SACME Academy of Fellows recognizes international leaders in […]