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Welcome 2020 Pediatric Nephrology Fellows

Ryan Town, MD

Haejun Ahn, MD

Xixi Zhao, MD

News Highlights

We have the busiest children’s kidney transplant program in the country. Hear from Paul Grimm, MD, about how Packard Children's offers children and their families a chance and hope:

Dr. Mary Leonard Elected to American Pediatric Society: Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and director of MCHRI, has been elected to the American Pediatric Society (APS). She will serve as Vice-President from May 2020 to 2021 and President from May 2021 to 2022.

Pediatric Nephrology 2020 Graduates...


Lakshmi Ganesan and Sony Ton

Congrats Sony Ton & Lakshmi Ganesan on graduating!!!

Paul C. Grimm, MD was awarded the Mid-Senior Career Clinical Excellence Award on June 26, 2020 at the Department of Pediatrics Faculty & Staff Awards.

Congratulations Dr. Grimm!!!

ATC 2020

Kim Piburn 1st year Fellow:

ADC – Annual Dialysis Conference in KC, Feb 2020.

Kim was the recipient of the STC-Stump the Consultants case. She received a $500 travel grant for this and presented her poster at the conference.

ADC 2020

Kim Piburn, Lokesh Shah & Ruby Patel all 1st year fellows that attended the ADC.

ADC – Annual Dialysis Conference in KC, February 2020.

Kim Piburn 1st year Fellow poster presentation.

A celebration of disability at Stanford Medicine

Author Mandy Erickson Published on August 19, 2019

Ken Sutha, MD, an instructor in pediatric nephrology, has received two kidney transplants and has undergone dialysis. Though his disability is intermittent, he says, "I have come to embrace the title disabled. There's collective power in embracing that title, in owning it."

Medical student Shayna Cooperman, who has a cochlear implant, echoed Sutha's sentiments: "I identify as being disabled," she said. "I'm quite proud of it." Sutha and Cooperman spoke at the Aug. 12 launch of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), a group supporting those at the School of Medicine and the hospitals with disabilities. The event, which featured ZDoggMD, included a panel discussion with Stanford Medicine professionals with disabilities.

Disability -- which, according to SMAC, includes learning differences, mobility challenges, mental illness, chronic disease, deafness, blindness, autism and other differences -- is "a fundamental part of diversity," said Peter Poullos, MD, an associate professor of radiology.