James Delmez, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Renal Division and Medical Director of the Chromalloy American Kidney Center, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from Barnes-Jewish Hospital on Thursday April 9, 2015.
Delmez completed both his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Nephrology at BJH/WU. From 1983-1985, he was an attending physician at Barnes Hospital (renal consult) and served as director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Program while also teaching at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. He returned full-time to Washington University School of Medicine in 1985 to serve as Medical Director of the Chromalloy American Kidney Center, a position he has held for 30 years.
For more than a decade, Delmez has been a principal investigator in several NIH-funded studies evaluating the adequacy of hemodialysis and improved vascular outcomes.
“I was surprised to be honored with this award,” says Dr. Delmez. “The medical school and BJH are loaded with extremely talented and hard-working physicians. I am honored to be among them. I also would like to acknowledge my patients, whose courage and humor have been a constant inspiration.”