Physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Named to American Pediatric Society

Published on 
March 4, 2014

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Three physicians from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles were recently accepted into the American Pediatric Society (APS)--a national collaboration of pediatricians dedicated to advancing academic pediatrics. This distinction recognizes the physicians’ roles as leaders, teachers and researchers whose contributions to pediatrics have received national and international recognition.

“The APS is one of the most respected pediatric associations,” says Brent Polk, MD, director of The Saban Research Institute. “This membership not only recognizes the individual accomplishments of our physicians, but also their commitment to advocacy, scholarship, education, and leadership development within the greater field of academic pediatrics.”

The following inductees will be honored at the APS Member’s Dinner in Vancouver, Canada on May 4th:

Nanda Kerkar, MD, is medical director of Pediatric Liver and Liver Transplantation in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is an internationally renowned pediatric heptologist with research focuses in autoimmunity, cholestasis and immunology. Kerkar specializes in improving outcomes for children with liver failure before and after liver transplantation.


Kevin Lemly, MD, PhD, is a physician in the Division of Nephrology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He has contributed to more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and specializes in treating patients with diabetic kidney disease, kidney transplantations, nephrotic syndrome and proteinuria.


Alan Wayne, MD, is director of Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and serves as the head of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation. His primary focus is in the development of targeted immune-based treatments for chemotherapy-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).


About Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been named the best children’s hospital on the West Coast and among the top five in the nation for clinical excellence with its selection to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll. Children’s Hospital is home to The Saban Research Institute, one of the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States. Children’s Hospital is also one of America's premier teaching hospitals through its affiliation since 1932 with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

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