Author, cooking demo to highlight World Kidney Day event


In recognition of World Kidney Day on March 12, Lankenau Medical Center is hosting a community education day from 9:30am-3pm in LMC’s Auditorium. A complimentary lunch will be offered.


The program will include a Transplant Team Panel, Dialysis Physicians Panel, and Nursing Panel as well as National Kidney Foundation Educational sessions.  In addition, there will be a cooking demonstration by James Beard-nominated Chef Walter Staib on preparing a kidney-friendly recipe, as well as a talk by Suzanne Ruff, author of “The Reluctant Donor,” which chronicles her family’s experiences of living with and managing kidney disease. Gift of Life will also be present.


Open to the public and presented at no cost by Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading dialysis provider, this program is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about kidney disease, including kidney patients, their families and those facing kidney failure who want to learn about the treatment options available to them.


FMCNA and MLH health care professionals will be on hand to talk about managing kidney disease and the various patient support services available, including dialysis, kidney transplants and more. Dietitians and social workers will also be on hand to discuss how people can live better lives on dialysis by becoming more physically active and eating healthier foods.


Among those from MLH expected to participate are:

Bob Benz, MD

Anthony Zappacosta, MD

Geoff Teehan, MD

Aqeel Siddiqui, MD

Keith Superdock, MD

Umber Burhan, MD

Carlo Ramirez, MD

Ashesh Shah, MD

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