DEXTER, MICH. – One of the highlights of the 2019 NKFM Kidney Ball was the presentation of the 2019 NKFM Kidney Crusader Award to retired nephrologist Paul Smith, MD, who served on the NKFM’s Scientific Advisory Board for many years. This award is presented to a health care professional who has not only practiced in the area of kidney disease but also advocated for patients and donated time and resources to support NKFM programs and services.
Smith graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he also did a fellowship in Nephrology. During his career, he practiced at Michigan Medicine and several area hospitals in the St. Joe’s and Promedica health systems. In addition to a 30-year private practice in Nephrology and Hypertension at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, he was also medical director of DaVita dialysis units in Westland and Ypsilanti.
He is now retired and lives with his wife Carol in Dexter.
Read the coverage of the Ball in We Love Dexter online.