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John Thomas Herrin Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Herrin has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the healthcare industry

    BOSTON, MA, May 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John Thomas Herrin, MBBS, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Herrin celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in her field. 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.

Long-term pediatrician, attending nephrologist emeritus and consultant at Boston Children's Hospital, Dr. Herrin began his medical career in 1962 when he became a junior resident medical officer at St. Vincent's Hospital Fitzroy (Melbourne Australia) and the Royal Children's Hospital Parkville (Melbourne Australia) in 1963. After initial training he served as a Clinical and Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital Children's Service and the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children-Burns Institute Boston unit beginning in 1968. He subsequently served As Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1974 to 1994. Concurrently he was Associate Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Mass General Hospital from 1970-1973 and Chief of Pediatrics at the Shriners Burns Institute from 1986-1990. In 1994 Dr. Herrin relocated to Children's Hospital Boston for 22 years before retiring in 2016, during that time he was Director of Clinical Services In the Division of Nephrology from 1994 to 2005 and Team Chief of the James L Gamble Nephrology Service 1998 to 2005.

Dr. Herrin had the opportunity to work with many outstanding mentors in nephrology during his career which focused on clinical care and teaching. He considers himself lucky to have worked with several local and regional specialist in renal disease, fluid and electrolyte disorders in childhood providing stimulation in his chosen field. As a young child he was a patient, and he chose medicine as a way to emulate his doctors, and to give back to those suffering with renal disease. Although now fully retired from clinical practice Dr. Herrin continues to teach pediatrics and pediatric nephrology on a voluntary basis at Children's Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Herrin served as the acting director End-Stage Renal Disease Program (pediatric renal dialysis and transplantation) for the state of Victoria for the last 6 months of 1985. He also served as a Categorical Delegate on the Board of Directors of the End-Stage Renal Disease Council Region 28 and spent 3 years on that organization's Medical Standards Committee from 1985 to 1988. Furthermore he lent his expertise on at the medical advisory committee of the National Kidney Foundation regionally and served as chair of the Nominating Committee of the Massachusetts General Hospital Staff Associates and for the Massachusetts medical Society's Suffolk District in Boston. He is a long-term member of the American Society of Nephrology, Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Burn Society, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, International Society of Pediatric Nephrology and American Society of Transplant Physicians.

Born in Rutherglen, Australia Dr. Herrin graduated with an MBBS at the University of Melbourne in 1961 and subsequently earned an FRACP 1973 from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He became Board-Certified In Pediatrics in 1971 and obtained Sub-Board status in Pediatric Nephrology in 1974.

Married with 4 children, he has been highlighted in the first edition of Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care and the 26th edition of Who's Who in the East.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, John Thomas Herrin, MBBS, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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