David J. Salant, MD, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief, section of nephrology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been awarded the 2013 John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). The award was presented at ASN Kidney Week in Atlanta earlier this month.
The John P. Peters Award recognizes individuals who have made substantial research contributions to the discipline of nephrology and have sustained achievements in one or more domains of academic medicine including clinical care, education and leadership. Established in 1983, this annual award is named for one of the fathers of the discipline of nephrology.
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) leads the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.
With over 130 contributions to scientific literature, Salant has written several clinical papers on diverse nephrological subjects and book chapters on glomerular diseases and vasculitis of the kidney. He served as chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Board of Examiners in Nephrology.
Salant earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed his residency at Johannesburg General Hospital, where he gained extensive experience in renal transplantation, dialysis and other aspects of clinical nephrology before coming to BMC and BUSM. He also is a faculty member of the renal training program at BUSM.