National Kidney Foundation Honors Lisa Koester-Wiedemann with Prestigious Carol Mattix Award

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, recipient of prestigious Carol Mattix Award.

WashU Nephrology nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CS, CNN-NP, MSN, is the recipient of the 2024 Carol Mattix Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).

The annual award, established in 2019 by NKF’s Council of Nephrology Nurses and Technicians, honors nurses who dedicate their careers to improving patients’ lives, not just their health.   The award is named after Carol Mattix, a home dialysis training nurse who worked tirelessly to improve the lives of kidney patients.

As a renal nurse practitioner in our division, Koester-Weidemann is responsible for clinical coverage of in-center hemodialysis, home dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), and the chronic kidney disease patient population.  She educates patients about current dialysis modality options and is an adjunct instructor of medicine for nurse practitioner students.  In 2020, she received both the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in nephrology nursing and the prestigious WashU Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.

She will officially be recognized during the NKF’s Spring Clinical Meetings in Long Beach, California in May 2024.

Read more about Koester-Weidemann and the Carol Matixx Award on the NKF website and in our Division’s Fall 2023 Nephrology Update Newsletter.

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