Dr. Marcos Rothstein to Receive 2018 Neville Grant Award

Drs Marcos Rothstein (left) and Aubrey Morrison (right) in Guatemala.

The Division of Nephrology proudly announces that Professor of Medicine Marcos Rothstein, MD, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence.

The award, granted annually to members of the medical staff who exemplify compassion and excellence in clinical care, is named for Neville Grant, MD, a revered physician who practiced medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and taught at WUSM for 39 years. BJH created the award for clinical excellence in 1999, the year Dr. Grant retired.

Dr. Rothstein, earned his medical degree at Zulia University School of Medicine, Maracaibo, Venezuela, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Prince Georges County Hospital, University of Maryland, and completed his fellowship in nephrology at Washington University.

“To be a recipient of the Neville Grant award represents one of the highest accolades that one’s peers can bestow at our institution,” says Dr. Rothstein. “I am deeply honored by this recognition and by the fact that I’ll have the privilege of joining such a distinguished list of previous Neville Grant awardees.”

Dr. Rothstein is one of the initial advocates of our division’s plan to expand patient care services into the community. While still attending to patients at the WU/Barnes campus, he now sees patients at an outpatient clinic on the campus of Christian Hospital Northeast in conjunction with the new North County Dialysis Center.

Rothstein is also a major driving force behind the Guatemala CKD MesoAmerican Nephropathy Project, which involves a partnering of a group of WU researchers, residents, fellows and staff with the Guatemala Social Security Institute (IGSS) hospital system and Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City. The project is working towards improving patient outcomes and understanding an epidemic of chronic kidney disease in Latin America. MesoAmerican Nephropathy (MeN) is an unexplained epidemic of chronic kidney disease prevalent on the Pacific coast of Latin America, particularly Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Costa Rica. The disease mainly affects young and middle-aged male laborers working in agriculture, specifically in the sugarcane fields, and in other occupations that involve strenuous work and heat stress. Rothstein and others from WU will soon be attending the 2nd Annual Update in Nephrology to be held in Guatemala in mid-November, 2018.

Left to right are Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Jaimie Miller an Dr. George Jarad presenting a customer service STAR award to Jamie Miller.

The respect and admiration of those who know Dr. Rothstein is evident from the many comments left on the Division of Nephrology’s Facebook page. See here.

The award presentation will held during the BJH General Staff Meeting held at the Eric P. Newman Education Center November 8, 2018. Buffet dinner will be held at 5:45, followed by the meeting. D. Michael Nelson, MD, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine, will also be awarded the Dr. Neville Grant Award for Clinical Excellence. See flyer here.