Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Dr. Susan Furth Receives the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award at Pediatric Academic Societies 2021

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is pleased to announce that Susan Furth, MD, PhD, Chief of the Division of Nephrology, has received The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) annual Maureen Andrew Mentor Award, which recognizes pediatricians with outstanding records of mentor leadership. The award was presented to Dr. Furth on May 4, 2021 during the SPR Plenary Session at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2021 Virtual Meeting.

Susan Furth, MD, PhD Susan Furth, MD, PhD “Dr. Susan Furth is a world-renowned clinician and clinical investigator who has provided mentorship to a long list of fellows and junior faculty members who today have successful careers in pediatric nephrology and a variety of other medical disciplines,” said Joseph St. Geme, M.D. physician-in-chief at CHOP. “Her commitment to training the next generation of physicians and scientists is truly remarkable and has had a profound impact on advancing the care of children.”

Dr. Furth is the chief of the Division of Nephrology and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she is an expert in chronic kidney disease in children. She is a professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and holds the Laffey-Connolly Endowed Chair at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. She previously served as president and vice president of the Society of Pediatric Research (SPR).

Dr. Furth received her undergraduate degree from the from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, where she also received a PhD in Clinical Investigation. In 2016, she was awarded the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Faculty Mentor Award.

Established in 2003, the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award honors the contributions of Maureen Andrew, MD, to the field of child health research.

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or

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