The Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center (DPCEdCenter.org) has named PAH nephrologist K. Adu Ntoso, MD, FACP, as its 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award recipient. This award – named after the inventor of kidney dialysis – recognizes a health care professional within the dialysis community who best represents innovation and exceptional patient care. Dr. Ntoso was chosen from over 40 nominations and received the award at the DPC Education Center's Inaugural Gala, in Washington, D.C.
Board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Ntoso is chief of the section of Renal Disease and Hypertension at PAH and a clinical professor of Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine. A dedicated and passionate practitioner, he was nominated for the Kolff Award by a patient’s family member for his “very humble, personable and excellent bedside manner.”
“Dr. Ntoso is proactive in educating diverse populations about the impact of diabetes and the importance of kidney screenings," stated his nominator. "Doctor Ntoso recognizes the importance of education in helping a loved one on dialysis and takes time to engage in conversations about kidney disease to ensure full understanding about the cause and effect of the disease."
All who work with Dr. Ntoso know he has a reputation for consistently going above and beyond the call of duty for the well being of his patients – including often personally transporting them to dialysis during inclement weather.