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July 2, 2014

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: We Need More Giants in Nephrology

3 Comments to “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: We Need More Giants in Nephrology”

  1. Edgar Lerma said,

    July 31, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

    I also stood on the shoulders of giants Dr. Murray Levin and Dr. Daniel Batlle during my Fellowship Training at Northwestern University in Chicago 1998-2000. Shortly after my Fellowship Training, I stood on 2 more giant shoulders – Dr. Jeffrey Berns and Dr. Allen Nissenson who supported me in editing my first Nephrology Text which was published in 2008. Thanks for all the support!!!

  2. Allen Nissenson said,

    August 12, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    Very much appreciate the kind words, Edgar. One of my highest goals is to encourage younger colleagues to pursue their passions in medicine and you are a great example!

  3. John Westman said,

    May 13, 2015 @ 10:00 am

    Dear Dr. Nissenson,
    Thank you for this insightful post! Regarding Dr. Nolph, he also had a profound impact on the people at Baxter Renal. Dr. Nolph taught us so many lessons: be factual, speak truthfully, share passion, treat everyone with respect, be kind, and more.

    On one occasion, he surprised me when I asked about what percent of his patients used in-center hemodialysis and PD, and it was about 80% hemo at the time. He was never a ‘PD’ doctor.

    He was a wonderful physician who led the academic and practical exploration of the PD therapy and shared his knowledge and passions so others could carry the torch for better patient care. He attracted and inspired many wonderful physicians and people to work to make patients lives better. I imagine that he and his dear friend Dr. Oreopoulus are in a peaceful place and leading a panel discussion, to the delight of the audience and each other. 🙂
    Best wishes,

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