Nephrologist Dr. Sumeska Thavaraja, assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was appointed to the national board of directors of the National Kidney Foundation.
She has a demonstrated commitment to increasing education and community awareness of kidney disease noted through her work with the foundation’s local office NKF Serving Maryland and Delaware.
Thavarajah served as the NKF MDDE-Medical Advisory Board Chair from 2014 to 2020 and has been a member of the board since 2013. Much of her work at Johns Hopkins and the local NKF has focused on the development of patient education programs, including videos, live classes, and patient conferences with an emphasis on understanding kidney disease, dialysis modalities and transplant options.
Thavarajah is involved in clinical care and operations serving as medical director for the nephrology clinic and acute dialysis services at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) and the FMC Merritt outpatient dialysis unit. She joined the JHBMC Nephrology editorial board in October 2019 as a blog editor for the journal.
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