Medal of Excellence 2021

The American Association of Kidney Patients’ (AAKP) Medal of Excellence is one of the Association's highest honors for kidney healthcare professionals and is designed to elevate local, 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 Congratulates the 2020 Medal of Excellence Award Recipients

PHYSICIAN CATEGORY
Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP, FNKF (Spokane, WA)

TRANSPLANT SURGEON CATEGORY
Matthew Cooper, MD (Washington, D.C.)

TRANSPLANT PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY
John S. Gill, MD, MS (Vancouver, British Columbia)

NURSING CATEGORY
Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN, FAAN (Doylestown, PA)

SOCIAL WORK CATEGORY
Denise Collins, MSSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, NSW-C (Rockville, MD)

DIETETIC CATEGORY
Jennifer Moore, MS, RDN, LDN, CSR, LDN (Southaven, MS)

DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN CATEGORY
Clarica Douglas Ajayi, CHT (Baltimore, MD)

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Past Award Recipients

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