Warady Receives 2019 ASPN Founder's Award
Bradley Warady, MD, Division Director-Pediatric Nephrology and Director-Dialysis and Transplantation, Children's Mercy Kansas City, has won the 2019 Founder’s Award from the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN).
ASPN began bestowing the Founder’s Award in 1996 to recognize individuals who have made a unique and lasting contribution to the field of Pediatric Nephrology. Nominations are made by ASPN membership and the recipient is selected by an ASPN awards committee. The purpose of the ASPN is to advance the knowledge of pediatric nephrology and foster the dissemination of this knowledge through national scientific meetings and cooperation with other societies concerned with pediatrics and nephrology.
In its award announcement, ASPN noted that Dr. Warady is an international expert in pediatric dialysis, senior editor of two authoritative textbooks, Pediatric Dialysis and Pediatric Dialysis Case Studies, a lead faculty member of the SCOPE collaborative, and Co-Principal Investigator of both the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study and the International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN). He has served on the ASPN Council and a number of committees, and is a national board member for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF).
Dr. Warady has published more than 450 articles and book chapters. He established Camp ChiMer for transplant recipients and dialysis patients 32 years ago and he has been actively involved with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City for more than 25 years.
Dr. Warady has been the recipient of numerous other prestigious awards during his career, including the 2013 NKF J. Michael Lazarus Award, recognizing professionals who have enhanced the clinical practice of dialysis and care of patients with chronic kidney disease, and whose research has yielded novel insights related to renal replacement therapy; the 2015 Henry L. Barnett Award for outstanding teaching and clinical care for children with kidney disease, bestowed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Nephrology; and the Patrick and Virginia Clune Award of Excellence by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Kansas and Western Missouri.
Dr. Warady will be presented with the ASPN Founder’s Award at the ASPN awards luncheon in Baltimore on April 27, 2019.
Children’s Mercy Kansas City is ranked as one of “America's Best Children's Hospitals” in nine specialties rated by U.S. News & World Report and has received MagnetTM recognition for excellence in nursing services five consecutive times. With 386 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 750 pediatric subspecialists, we care for children from all 50 states and from around the world. In addition, our leadership in pediatric genomic medicine and individualized pediatric therapeutics is driving research and innovation in neonatology, nephrology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, heart, cancer and other subspecialties to transform outcomes for children. Children’s Mercy also is nationally recognized for innovation in psychosocial care and creating a family-centered environment focused on the unique needs of hospitalized children and their families. Our love for children powers everything we do, inspiring our research, innovations and our everyday care. Because love has no limits. And with it, neither do we.