Dr. Mark Baldwin Named Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology
Dr. Mark Baldwin, PNWU’s Chair of Internal Medicine, was recently honored as a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. According to the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Fellowship in the Society recognizes the dedicated member’s proven professional contributions and their diverse set of skills and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of nephrology.
“Nephrology had everything that I sought in a career: a strong understanding of basic sciences incorporated into a day-to-day practice of medicine,” explained Dr. Baldwin, reflecting on his early attraction to a branch of medicine centered on the physiology and diseases of the kidneys. “Many of the patients have complicated and challenging illnesses which I enjoy solving to try to improve my patient’s quality of life. I also like the close relationships with many of our patients, especially those with end stage renal disease where the nephrologist becomes the primary care physician for them and, sometimes, their families.”
Over the past few years, Dr. Baldwin has served on and continues to serve on several committees for the ASN as it relates to the education of medical students and residents.
“A few months ago it was suggested that I look into being a Fellow, as I had met many of the criteria and then some. Many of my nephrology mentors were fellows and upon inquiry, I was strongly encouraged to submit my application and it was accepted.”
Dr. Baldwin is beginning a series of projects at PNWU for the community to explore a number of risk factors for chronic kidney disease.