Jeffrey Berns: National Kidney Foundation Clinical Excellence

Jeffrey S. Berns, PSOM associate chief of the division of renal-electrolyte and hypertension, associate dean for graduate medical education, director of the renal fellowship program, professor of pediatrics and professor of medicine at HUP and PMC received the 2018 Donald W. Seldin Distinguished Award from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). This award is given to clinicians who display excellence in clinical nephrology.

Over the last 29 years at Penn Medicine, Dr. Berns has specialized in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte disorders, kidney failure, and lupus nephritis, among other diseases. His research is also focused specifically on dialysis, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.

The author of 200 original scientific publications and book chapters, Dr. Berns serves as co-deputy editor of the NKF’s American Journal of Kidney Diseases and Nephrology and as editor-in-chief and “Dialysis Section” co-editor for UpToDate, an evidence-based and physician-authored clinical decision support resource used for making the right point-of-care decisions.