Medal of Excellence


Medal of Excellence Recipients

The American Association of Kidney Patients’ (AAKP) Medal of Excellence is the highest honor for kidney healthcare professionals and is designed to elevate national and international figures who have been in the forefront of advancements in kidney care and patient empowerment. The award recognizes professionals who are committed to improving and extending the lives of all  kidney patients through advocacy, research, technology and quality-driven  treatments that protect patient dignity and fully align with patient aspirations. This prestigious award program recognizes a variety of professionals within the health care team including: nephrologists, transplant surgeons, transplant professionals, nurses, social workers, dietitians and dialysis technicians.

AAKP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Medal of Excellence Award Program. The deadline to submit a nomination is December 14, 2018.

Medal of Excellence Sponsorship 

Want to become a sponsor of the Medal of Excellence? Sponsors receive a variety of benefits and will be recognized for their support throughout the entire year at all Medal of Excellence Program events which will be hosted in conjunction with a number of health care professional meetings and events. For questions about sponsorship, please contact Erin Kahle, director of Stakeholder Operations, Center for Patient Engagement & Advocacy (P) 813-400-2393 (F) 813-636-8122 (E)

The 2018 Medal of Excellence honorees shown in photos.  Click the button below for a list of past award winners.

2019 AAKP Medal of Excellence Award Dinner

Fellow colleagues, members of the renal community, and Renal Physicians Association (RPA) meeting attendees will join together in honoring the distinguished recipients of the AAKP Medal of Excellence Awards.  Date/Place to be announced soon.

For more information on the Medal of Excellence or to become a sponsor of the 2019 program, please contact Erin Kahle, director of Stakeholder Operations, Center for Patient Engagement & Advocacy, (P) 813-400-2393 (F) 813-636-8122 (E)