Congratulations to the ASBMR 2014 Shirley Hohl Service Awardee, Keith Hruska, M.D.
Date: August 06, 2014
The Shirley Hohl Service Award honors an individual who is recognized by members of the Society as having made significant contributions to the mission of ASBMR. The 2014 Shirley Hohl Service award will be presented to Keith Hruska, M.D., at the ASBMR 2014 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, USA, on Friday, September 12.
Dr. Hruska completed undergraduate studies and medical school at Creighton University in Nebraska. His internal medicine and specialty training in nephrology were completed at Cornell University and Washington University in Saint Louis, MO, respectively. He has remained on the Washington University faculty for his entire career. He rose to professorial rank and the directorship of Nephrology at Jewish Hospital with an endowed chair, Barnes Hospital and Children’s Hospital in the Washington University system. He held the latter position from 2001 until 2012. He has been continuously funded by the NIH since 1976, and elected into the ASCI and AAP societies. He has been editor of American Journal of Physiology-Renal, CTI, and on the editorial boards of several journals. His research has focused on parathyroid hormone, bone cell biology, phosphorus and calcium metabolism. Most recently, his focus is on Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral Bone Disorder, (CKD-MBD), which causes the high cardiovascular mortality associated with kidney diseases. He has been medical director of Mid-America Transplant Services for both musculoskeletal tissues and organ transplantation. Dr. Hruska was ASBMR Secretary-Treasurer from 2006-2009, ASBMR Past-President from 2011-2012 and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the National Bone Health Alliance. Additionally, he served as Program Advisor for the ASBMR CME Curriculum for Primary Care Physicians (PCP): Improving the Identification and Management of Osteoporosis. He has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and has authored many chapters and invited publications.