Krista Lentine Selected to Receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award

Krista L. Lentine, professor of medicine at Saint Louis University, Medical Director of Living Donation, and Mid–America Transplant/Jane A. Beckman Endowed Chair in Transplantation at Saint Louis University Hospital, has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Kidney Transplantation Award from the National Kidney Foundation.

The Excellence in Transplantation Award was established to recognize a scientist or clinician scientist whose exceptional research has contributed novel insights in or resulted in improved access to kidney transplantation. Along with efforts to expand opportunities for safe living donation, Dr. Lentine’s research agenda seeks to improve utilization of organs from deceased donors, reduce organ discards, and improve transplant patient outcomes. She will be honored during the foundation’s 2021 Spring Clinical Meetings, which will be held virtually April 6-10.

“It is difficult to fully express my gratitude for this award embodying the NKF’s commitment to helping people navigate the challenges of kidney disease, organ donation, and transplantation,” Dr. Lentine said. “I’m deeply honored to join esteemed past awarded colleagues and future recipients as we work together with the NKF and other organizations to make the gift of life possible for more patients in need. This shared mission honors the altruism of organ donors, and the courage, hope, and appreciation of those who seek and receive transplants.”

Dr. Lentine earned her medical degree at Stanford University.

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