Distinguished Alumnus Award Andrew S. Levey, MD Class of 1976

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Dr. Levey is Chief of the William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology at Tufts Medical Center and the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

A graduate of Parkersburg High School and the University of Chicago, with General Honors, he completed his residency training in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center Residency Program in Social Medicine in New York and a fellowship in nephrology at New England Medical Center (now Tufts Medical Center).

An authority on chronic kidney disease (CKD), he served as the director of the dialysis unit at Tufts Medical Center and Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Dr. Levey is a widely recognized authority on clinical practice guidelines in CKD and led the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Task Force on Cardiovascular Disease, chaired two NKF Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Work Groups and has led three Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) conferences.

As the principal nephrologist co-investigator for the NIDDK-sponsored Modification of Diet and Renal Disease (MDRD) Study, his research interests include measurement and estimation of kidney function, epidemiology of CKD, treatments to slow the progression of CKD, cardiovascular disease in CKD, nutrition in CKD, and assessment of outcomes in patients treated by dialysis and kidney transplantation.

He directs the research fellowship-training program in the Division of Nephrology at Tufts and is the principal Investigator of the division’s 15-year NIDDK grant (T32)

He was formerly Associate Editor for Kidney Disease and Hypertension for the Annals in Internal Medicine, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

He has received the Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University School of Medicine, and the National Kidney Foundation has honored him with the President’s Award, the Garabed Eknoyan Award, and the David W. Hume Award.