"Anupam Agarwal, M.D."

Anupam Agarwal, M.D., will become the next president of the American Society of Nephrology on Jan. 1, 2020, for a one-year term. The organization is made up of more than 20,000 health professionals from 131 countries.

Agarwal is the director of the Division of Nephrology and the executive vice dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the program director of the O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

“I am honored to be ASN’s incoming president,” Agarwal said. “There has never been a more important and exciting time for nephrology. We are seeing changes we’ve never seen before, including increased awareness by our government of the importance of kidney health. ASN has been at the vanguard of all these developments, so it is a privilege to be taking on this role.”

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