The New York Society of Nephrology

about NYSN

New York Society of Nephrology

The mission of the continuing medical education program of the New York Society of Nephrology is to bring experts in the field of Nephrology to the New York metropolitan area to participate in lecture programs which educate the membership about new aspects of the clinical practice of Nephrology and disseminate new information about basic science and clinical research in the field of Nephrology.

Membership in NYSN is open to all Nephrologists in the NY metropolitan area.  Lecture programs are attended by members of the Society and Nephrology fellows from the NY metropolitan area (including Westchester, New Jersey, and Long Island).

NYSN Officers

Judith Benstein, MD


Hitesh H. Shah, MD

Vice President

Samira Farouk, MD


Syed Ali Husain, MD

Program Chair

Lectures and Schedule

2022 – 2023 Virtual Lecture Series

7– 8 PM ET

December 14th

Jodie Babitt, MD Harvard Medical School

January 11th

Lilia Cervantes, MD University of Colorado Medicine

February 8th

Nelson Leung, MD Mayo Clinic

March 8th

Barbara Seitz-Polski, MD University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

April 12th

Dwomoa Adu, MD University of Ghana Medical School

September 16, 2022: Boot Camp for 1st Year Fellows

February 22, 2023: New York Fellows’ JEOPARDY! Night

May 11, 2023: New York Fellows’ Research Night (Thursday)

Fellow's Night

Fellows' Night 2023 Awards

1st place: Stella Kilduff (Montefiore Health System)
2nd place: Zhong Zheng (New York University)
3rd place: Benjamin Wooden (Columbia University)
Allen Norris Award: George Vasquez Rios – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


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The New York Society of Nephrology is affiliated with numerous academic centers across the New York area to facilitate clinical care and academic research among physicians.

In addition, we are able to provide educational opportunities to our fellows in training. NYSN is also proud of its tradition to recognize the research activities of the Nephrology fellows in the area.

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