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Raymond M. Hakim Celebrates 50 Years of Professional Excellence in Medicine

Dr. Hakim was honored with the Belding H. Scribner Award from the American Society of Nephrology

    FRANKLIN, TN, April 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Raymond M. Hakim, MD, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

An esteemed figure in the field of nephrology, Dr. Hakim serves in numerous capacities, including as clinical professor of medicine in nephrology at Vanderbilt University since 2012, co-founder and chief medical officer of Renal Care Group (which provided dialysis services for more than 32,000 patients and had one of the best medical outcomes) from 1995 to 2008, Chief Medical Officer of Fresenius Medical Care from 2009-2012, professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and director of clinical services in nephrology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine from 1987 to 1995. With nearly 50 years of experience in his profession, Dr. Hakim has made a positive impact upon his patients, colleagues and students alike.

Prior to his current appointments, Dr. Hakim was employed by a number of prestigious institutions and hospitals, including as physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a research scientist at the Institute of Research of Hydro-Quebec. Additionally, Dr. Hakim was a visiting professor at several academic institutions, among others, at the University of West Virginia in 2012, a distinguished visiting professor at Beth Israel Hospital (now known as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in 2011, and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in 2000. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hakim lent his expertise across the United States at such facilities and universities as the Health Science Center at Brooklyn, the University of Virginia, Emory University, the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Uniformed Services University, and the University of Iowa.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Hakim first obtained a Master of Science in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, followed by a Ph.D. in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967. He subsequently earned a Doctor of Medicine from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 1976, completing an internship in 1977 and a residency in internal medicine in 1979 at Royal Victoria Hospital. He has also served as a research and clinical fellow in medicine and nephrology at Brigham and Women's Hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School in 1979-1981. An invited speaker at several conferences, Dr. Hakim has been licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Quebec. In addition, he is board certified in nephrology in the United States, a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and certified as a specialist in internal medicine in Quebec.

A respected voice in the medical industry, Dr. Hakim holds numerous leadership roles with professional organizations, including on the public policy board of the American Society of Nephrology (until 2018), as a former board member of the American Association of Kidney Patients, and as former chair of the medical advisory board of Prometic (now known as Prometic Life Sciences, Inc.). In 1999, he was the chairman of the Renal Leadership Council, and was elected as chairman of the Kidney Care Partners from 2003 to 2005. In addition, he is a member of the Renal Physicians Association, and the International Society of Nephrology.

An expert in the medical field, Dr. Hakim has contributed his efforts to numerous publications, including as an author and coauthor of more than 200 articles in professional journals and chapters in books. He has served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Seminars of Dialysis, and Kidney International. Furthermore, he was the coeditor of both "Clinical Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation" in 1999, a guest co-editor of "25 Years of the ESRD Program, Part One and Two" Seminars in Nephrology in 1997, and a guest editor of "Seminars in Nephrology" in 1994.

Attributing his success to his many mentors, Dr. Hakim has accumulated a multitude of awards throughout his career. He was honored with the Belding H. Scribner Award from the American Society of Nephrology in 2017. In addition, he was presented with the American Association of Kidney Patients Medal of Excellence Award in 2011, the Joel D. Kopple Award from the National Kidney Foundation in 2009, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1982. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hakim was awarded the J. Francis Williams Prize in Medicine and Clinical Medicine and the Campbell Howard Prize in Clinical Medicine from McGill University, both in 1976.

Alongside his awards, Dr. Hakim has been recognized as one of America's Top Physicians in 2007 and 1994, and was elected to Best Doctors in America for multiple years starting in 1994.

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