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Dr. Tarak Srivastava named to American Pediatric Society

Dr. Tarak Srivastava

Tarak Srivastava, MD, FASN, has been named as a new member of the American Pediatric Society (APS), the first and most prestigious academic pediatric organization in North America. Dr. Srivastava and other new APS members will be recognized next April during the APS Presidential Primary PAS 2022 meeting in Denver.

Dr. Srivastava is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Nephrology at Children's Mercy Kansas City. He started his career as a Nephrology fellow at Children's Mercy in July of 1997. His next love after patient care is translational research. He runs a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Nephrology Research Laboratory, which is studying drugs to mitigate progression of chronic kidney disease in children. He is actively involved with various multicenter clinical research studies funded by the NIH to understand the disease process in children with Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome.

In 2016 Dr. Srivastava received an Academic Achievement Award as an appreciation for his work, and in February 2020 he was recognized as the “Shining Star” award winner for being the top-rated provider by Children's Mercy patients and families over the previous 12 months.

APS members are recognized child health leaders of extraordinary achievement who work together to shape the future of academic pediatrics. New members are nominated by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves as child health leaders, teachers, scholars, policymakers and/or clinicians.

“The APS mission is to shape the future of academic pediatrics through engagement of distinguished child health leaders to represent the full diversity of the field,” said APS President Mary Leonard, MD, MCSE. “Our new members represent the most distinguished and accomplished leaders in pediatrics whose outstanding work has advanced child and adolescent health and well-being in pursuit of this mission. I am honored to welcome this exceptional group of individuals to the APS and look forward to their active engagement with many exciting programs within the organization.


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