ASM Speakers


Lisa M. Guay-Woodford

Dr. Lisa M. Guay-Woodford is the McGehee Joyce Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), a pediatric nephrologist, and an internationally-recognized investigator whose research focuses on identifying clinical and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of inherited renal disorders, most notably autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD).

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Her laboratory has identified the disease-causing genes in several mouse models of recessive polycystic kidney disease and her group participated in the identification of the human ARPKD gene as part of the ARPKD Consortium. In addition, her laboratory was the first to identify a candidate modifier gene for recessive polycystic kidney disease. Dr. Guay-Woodford has over 140 peer-reviewed publications based on research performed in her own laboratory or as a member of several national and international consortia. She has directed the NIDDK P30-funded Hepato-Renal Fibrocystic Disease Research and Translational Core Center, initially established at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2005, and continues to serve as co-Director since moving to CNMC in 2012. Her research program has been funded by the NIH, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research, and the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation. In 2009, Dr. Guay-Woodford was awarded the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease, given by the PKD Foundation and the International Society of Nephrology.

In addition to her investigative work, Dr. Guay-Woodford has established and serves as Director of the CNMC Inherited Renal Disorders Program. She is the Director of the Center for Translational Science, as well as Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children’s National Medical Center (CTSI-CN), which is funded by the NIH CTSA program. She serves on several editorial boards for journals in her field. She has been a permanent member and Chair of the NIH Cellular and Molecular Biology of the Kidney Study Section. She is the Past President of the Society for Pediatric Research and Councilor for the International Pediatric Nephrology Association. She has served as a Board of Trustee member for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation as well as the Association of Clinical and Translational Science. She currently serves as a member of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council.

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Professor Patrick Mark

Patrick (Paddy) Mark is Professor of Nephrology and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Glasgow Renal and Transplant Unit based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. He was appointed as Clinical Senior Lecturer in 2011 following clinical training in Medicine and Nephrology combined with a Clinical Lecturer post between 2006-2011. He was promoted to Reader in 2015 and to Professor in 2018.

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He leads the United Kingdom Cardio-Renal Clinical Study Group, as part of the United Kingdom Kidney Research Consortium. He is the Chief Scientist Office Scotland Clinical Lead for Renal Research.  His PhD, awarded the Bellahouston Medal for outstanding thesis by medical graduate, was funded by a British Heart Foundation Junior Clinical Fellowship.  He graduated in Medicine in 1999 as Brunton Medallist awarded to the highest achieving student that  year.

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Dr Yong-Soo Kim

Dr. Yong-Soo Kim is a nephrologist and a Professor of Medicine in the Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. He was the Chief of the division of Nephrology (2006-2012), and has been working at the Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital for 30 years. He is currently the President of the Asian Pacific Society of Dialysis Access, and Chair of Interventional Nephrology Working Group of the International Society of Nephrology.

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He served the Korean Society of Nephrology as an immediate past president (2016-2018), as a secretary general, as a chair of registry committee, as an editor in chief of Korean Journal of Nephrology (official journal of the KSN), and as a chair of scientific committee for many years. He founded the Korean Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (KSDIN), and was the president of the KSDIN (2010-2018). His academic interests have focused on the dialysis, interventional nephrology, and kidney transplantation. During last 5 years, he has trained many nephrologists in interventional nephrology including 15 foreign nephrologists mostly from Asian countries. He has published over 150 original articles in the international peer reviewed journals mostly regarding dialysis, vascular access, and kidney transplantation.

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Dr Philip Masson

Phil Masson is a consultant nephrologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London, United Kingdom and honorary senior lecturer at University College London. He qualified from the University of Edinburgh Medical School, having undertaken pre-clinical studies at the University of Oxford. He then trained in nephrology and general internal medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and other hospitals throughout south east Scotland.

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Phil is well known to many in the kidney community in Australia and New Zealand, having worked in renal units in Wellington and Sydney.   He also spent 3.5 years undertaking research at the Centre for Kidney Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead under the supervision of Prof Jonathan Craig and Prof Angela Webster.  In 2015, he was awarded a PhD from Sydney School of Public Health for his thesis “Improving outcomes for people with chronic kidney disease.”

He now works as a transplant nephrologist in north central London where he is the clinical lead for the living kidney donation programme and the postgraduate education lead for renal training.

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Professor Brendan Murphy

Dr Brendan Murphy commenced as the Secretary of the Department of Health on 13 July 2020.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary, Brendan was the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and prior to this, the Chief Executive Officer of Austin Health in Victoria.

Dr Murphy is:

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  • a Professorial Associate with the title of Professor at the University of Melbourne
  • an Adjunct Professor at Monash University
  • a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
  • a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians
  • a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He was formerly CMO and director of Nephrology at St Vincent’s Health, and sat on the Boards of the Centenary Institute, Health Workforce Australia, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is also a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

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Eric Tan

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David Metz

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Raelene Pickering

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Kate Denton

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Daniel Macarthur

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Cathy Quinlan

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Kushani Jayasinghe

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Amali Mallawaarachchi

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Lorraine Kwan

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Sunita Bavanandan

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Yusuke Suzuki

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David Jayne

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Kim O’Sullivan

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Richard Kitching

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Frank Brennan

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Kathryn Ducharlet

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Andrew Mallett

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Ella Wilkins

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Judith Savige

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Yeoungjee Cho

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Gopi Rangan


Sarah Brown

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John Knight


David Johnson

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Angela Webster

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Anna Francis

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Carmel Hawley

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Nigel Toussaint

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Simon Jiang

Dr Simon Jiang from The John Curtin School of Medical Research. Dr Jiang has lead research that has discovered the genetic cause of Lupus.

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