Dr. Anuja Java Appointed to National VA Kidney Medicine Field Advisory Board

WashU Nephrology congratulates Anuja Java, MD, who has been appointed to the Veterans Affairs Kidney Medicine Field Advisory Board (FAB).  She will head a newly launched kidney transplant subcommittee that is tasked with improving coordination of care and reporting quality of care for Veterans receiving maintenance dialysis in the community with a particular focus on […]

Patient Pens Letter of Appreciation for NP Lisa Koester-Wiedemann

“Lisa is a true angel and always goes above and beyond to help her patients.” That is how “Sam,” a dialysis patient, describes nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, in a letter to Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief of the Division of Nephrology, to express her appreciation for the special attention Lisa has shown her.  Sam has been […]

North County Dialysis Center Celebrates Tandy Day!   

It’s one thing for an employee to be recognized for her dedication and 20 years of hard work.  It’s another thing for an employee to have a whole day named after her!   Thomas Gowen, the Nurse Manager of WashU Nephrology’s North County Dialysis Center said that Friday, August 19, 2022, everyone at the center celebrated Tandy Day, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Physician-Scientist Ying Maggie Chen Elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) has elected Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, into its 2022 class of members.  Founded in 1908, ASCI is one of the oldest and most esteemed nonprofit honor societies of physician-scientists.  Dr. Chen is a nephrotic […]

Celebrating National Women Physicians Day

February 3rd is National Women Physicians Day, marking the 201st birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, who in 1849 was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.  This day gives us the opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of all women doctors and to say “Thank You” for all they do. Please […]

Anuja Java, MD, Elected to Executive Council of Women in Nephrology

“I feel very strongly about the need for women in leadership positions,” says Washington University transplant nephrologist Anuja Java, MD, who was just elected to the Council of Women in Nephrology (WIN) for 2022-2024, along with Mira Keddis, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Mayo Clinic in […]