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Kidney Patients Honor Physician Achievements During Kidney Week

American Association of Kidney Patients Honors Allan Collins, MD and Richard Glassock, MD During Medal of Excellence Reception at Kidney Week


Tampa, FL – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will hold its Medal of Excellence Reception this Friday, November 14th, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown at 6:45 pm in conjunction with Kidney Week to honor its 2014 Medal of Excellence Award Winners, Dr. Allan Collins and Dr. Richard Glassock.

The AAKP Medal of Excellence Award honors renal physicians who have excelled in patient care and whose perseverance have led to dramatic advances that improve patient care.  “This award is designed to recognize individuals who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the health and wellness of the kidney community by providing services or programs that brings health, healing, and hope to those impacted by kidney disease,” stated AAKP Executive Director Gary Green. “We are honored to be working with the American Society of Nephrology to recognize these men during Kidney Week.”

Dr. Allan Collins is the Director of the United States Renal Disease System (USRDS) and has more than 25 years of experience in nephrology and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) treatment. Dr. Richard J. Glassock is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and one of the most preeminent physicians in the field of nephrology.  Guest speakers include ASN’s President elect, Dr. Johnathan Himmelfarb, Dr. Stephen Fadem and 2010 Medal of Excellence Winner Dr. Thomas F. Parker, III.

The reception will be held from 6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Tickets to attend the reception and help honor these gentleman are available for $50/each. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (813) 400-2395.For more information regarding the reception or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Diana Clynes at (813) 400-2391 or dclynes@aakp.org.


AAKP is the voluntary, patient organization, which for 45 years, has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of kidney patients through education, advocacy and the fostering of patient communities. The programs offered by AAKP inform and inspire patients and their families to better understand their condition, adjust more readily to their circumstances, and assume more normal, productive lives in their communities.