National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings

National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings

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March 26, 2021
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NKF awards youngest recipient for work on plant-based, fad diets in kidney disease

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At its virtual Spring Clinical Meetings, the National Kidney Foundation will present Shivam Joshi, MD, of NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in New York, with the Joel D. Kopple Award.

According to a press release, Kopple was a “pioneering researcher in renal nutrition,” as well as the chair of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes workgroup that developed the original clinical practice guideline on nutrition in chronic kidney failure. Because of this, the award is given annually to an individual who has continued this legacy of contributing to the understanding of nutrition in patients with kidney disease.

“Dr. Joshi is incredibly impressive,” Paul Palevsky, MD, president of the NKF, said in the release. “Though he is still early in his career, he has already made important contributions to the field of renal nutrition and I can't wait to see what will be next in his career. His dedication to patients and understanding kidney disease and its relationship to nutrition is of course evident, but also critical in understanding this disease that touches so many American lives.”

Shivam Joshi

Since graduating from his nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3 years ago, the release stated, Joshi has published many articles on diet and kidney disease and has been featured in the New York Times, as well as multiple podcasts. His work places special emphasis on plant-based diets and fad diets.

“I’m very honored to have won this award and it is an enormous surprise,” Joshi said. “In the field of renal nutrition, this is the highest award to win and I’m very thankful to have earned the respect of so many in my field. I am still in shock to also be the youngest nephrologist to have won this award.”