DNA’s awards and recognition for kidney care.

At Dallas Nephrology Associates, we are driven to excel in the care of individuals with kidney disorders and related problems, and we have been for nearly 50 years. In this pursuit, our nephrologists and other specialists have earned awards and been recognized for their high standard of care and individual and collective achievements. Stay current with our awards and recognition here.

For more information about DNA’s awards and recognition for kidney care, view our awards.

TMA Young Physician Section Awards Dr. Steven Hays “Young at Heart Award”

Dallas Nephrology Associates is proud to announce that Steven R. Hays, MD, FACP, is the 2020 Texas Medical Association (TMA) Young at Heart Award recipient. Doctors from the TMA Young Physician Section (YPS) announced the award during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually last month. The YPS, a group of TMA physicians under age 40 or in … Continued

Lisa Sebastian Recipient of 2020 Teaching Faculty Award

Congratulations to Lisa Sebastian, MD, FASN! She is the recipient of the 2020 Teaching Faculty of the Year award. The honor was given to Dr. Sebastian by the Methodist Nephrology fellows during their graduation ceremony at the Benton Boardroom at Methodist Dallas Medical Center on June 12. This is her second time to receive this … Continued

Seven Dallas Nephrology Associates’ physicians nominated as Super Doctors®

Congratulations to 7 Dallas Nephrology Associates doctors who were recognized by their peers as Super Doctors® in the December 2019 issue of Texas Monthly.  Each year, Texas Monthly asks doctors across the state to nominate their colleagues who they would trust for their own medical care.  All candidates are evaluated based on peer recognition, professional … Continued

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Seventeen Dallas Nephrology Associates’ physicians voted to the 2019 D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas

Congratulations to the 17 Dallas Nephrology Associates’ physicians voted to the D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2019! Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) is a national leader in providing comprehensive care for patients with kidney disease, kidney transplant, and hypertension. DNA has been a trusted source of information and top-quality kidney care in the Dallas-Fort Worth … Continued

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Congratulations to Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award Honoree, David Knop

Congratulations to Arthur P. Pasquarella Leadership in Action Award Honoree, David Knop David Knop was honored with the Arthur P. Pasquarella award on Sunday, September 8, 2019 during the National Kidney Foundation annual walk at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.  The prestigious award is presented annually to a devoted local supporter in recognition … Continued

Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado Recipient of the 2019 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Attending Physician Award

Congratulations to Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado, MD, FACP, FASN! He is the recipient of the 2019 Internal Medicine Subspecialty Attending Physician Award presented by the IInternal Medicine residency program during their Internal Medicine graduation event on June 14, 2019. During his practice, Dr. Collazo has received multiple awards, including the “D Magazine” Best Docs. In 2017, … Continued

Dr. Anupkumar Shetty Awarded 2019 Nephrology Fellowship Program Teaching Program Award

Congratulations to Anupkumar Shetty, MD, FASN as the recipient of the 2019 Nephrology Fellowship Program Teaching Program Award presented by the Methodist Dallas Nephrology Fellowship Program on June 8, 2019. During his practice, Dr. Shetty has received multiple awards including Physician of the Year 2018 by Texas Indo-American Physicians Society and similar teaching awards from … Continued

Dr. Tapan J. Patel Awarded Robert L. North Teaching Award

  Congratulations to Tapan J. Patel, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF as the recipient of the Robert L. North teaching award presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Internal Medicine residency program on June 13, 2019.  This is the second time that Dr. Patel has been honored with this distinguished award for his outstanding contributions to Presbyterian … Continued

Arti Gupta, M.D., F.A.S.N., F.N.K.F. Presented with Mission Award by the Lone Star Chapter of the Lupus Foundation

Congratulations to Dr. Arti Gupta who was recently awarded the Mission Award at the annual meeting of the Lone Star Chapter of the Lupus Foundation.  Dr. Gupta frequently speaks at educational community events on behalf of the Lupus Foundation about the relationship between kidney disease and lupus.  This type of kidney disease is known as … Continued

Eight DNA Physicians Recognized as Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly

Recently, eight Dallas Nephrology Associates physicians were recognized as Super Doctors®  by Texas Monthly.  The list was published in the December 2018 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine.  The selection process for Super Doctors®  is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The honorees … Continued

Anupkumar Shetty, M.D., F.A.S.N. Honored With Physician of the Year by Texas Indo-American Physicians Society

Congratulations to Dr. Anupkumar Shetty who was presented with the honor of Physician of the Year at the recent Texas Indo-American Physicians Society Northeast Chapter Annual Gala which took place at the Omni Star Hotel in Frisco, Texas on November 17, 2018.  Dr. Shetty has been involved with the Texas Indo-American Physicians Society Northeast Chapter … Continued

Congratulations to the 17 Dallas Nephrology Associates’ physicians voted to the D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2018!

Congratulations to the 17 Dallas Nephrology Associates’ physicians voted to the D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2018! For more than 45 years, DNA has been caring for patients with kidney disease, hypertension, transplants, and complicated electrolyte disorders. DNA maintains an unparalleled commitment to providing personalized patient care using the latest state-of-the-art technologies.  The top … Continued

Congratulations to Fifteen DNA Physicians Honored as “Best Docs” by D Magazine in 2017

Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) would like to congratulate 15 of our physicians who were voted to the D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2017.  For over 45 years, DNA has been caring for patients with kidney disease, hypertension, transplants and complicated electrolyte disorders.  DNA maintains an unparalleled commitment to providing personalized patient care using the … Continued

Dr. Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado Honored With Multiple Faculty Teaching Awards by Methodist Dallas Hospital

Congratulations to Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado, MD, FACP as the recipient of the 2017 Internal Medicine Teaching Faculty of the Year Award presented by Methodist Dallas Hospital by the Methodist Dallas Internal Medicine residency program during their graduation dinner on June 23, 2017.    This is Dr. Collazo’s second year in a row and the fifth … Continued

Dr. Richard C. Fuquay Honored with 2017 Volunteer Faculty of the Year Award by Charlton Methodist

Congratulations to Richard C. Fuquay, MD, FASN as the recipient of the 2017 Volunteer Faculty Award of the Year presented by Charlton Methodist Family Medicine program. Dr. Fuquay was honored with this distinguished award for his outstanding contributions during the Methodist Residency Graduation Ceremony which was held on June 17, 2017. Dr. Fuquay joined Dallas … Continued

Dr. Daniel S. Richey Recognized as One of Fort Worth’s “Top Docs” in 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel S. Richey on his recognition as one of Fort Worth's "Top Docs" by his fellow physicians as one of the best nephrologists in his field in 2017. Fort Worth Magazine surveyed more than 4,500 Tarrant County physicians asking them to voluntarily rate their peers and name the best doctors.  These surveyed medical professionals identified … Continued

Mary Beth Callahan Receives 2017 AAKP Medal of Excellence Award

Congratulations to Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW, LCSW on her receipt of the 2017 Medal of Excellence Social Work Honoree Award by the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP). The award is the association’s highest honor for kidney health professionals who are recognized for being in the forefront of scientific advances in kidney care and who … Continued

Eight DNA Physicians Recognized as Super Doctors® by Texas Monthly

Recently, eight Dallas Nephrology Associates physicians were recognized as Super Doctors®  by Texas Monthly.  The list was published in the December 2016 issue of Texas Monthly Magazine.  The selection process for Super Doctors®  is a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The honorees … Continued

Congratulations to DNA Physicians Honored as “Best Docs” by D Magazine in 2016

Dallas Nephrology Associates would like to congratulate 14 of our physicians whom were voted to the D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2016.  For more than 45 years, DNA has been caring for patients with kidney disease, hypertension, transplants and complicated electrolyte disorders.  DNA maintains an unparalleled commitment to provide personalized patient care using the latest … Continued

Dr. Jose A. Castillo-Lugo Honored with Teaching Award of the Year by Methodist Dallas Hospital Fellowship

Congratulations to Jose A. Castillo-Lugo, MD as the recipient of the Teaching Award of the Year presented by Methodist Dallas Hospital Fellowship.  Dr. Castillo was honored with this distinguished award for his outstanding contribution to Methodist Dallas Nephrology fellowship teaching program during their 80th Methodist Dallas Graduate Medical Education (GME) graduation ceremony which was held … Continued

Dr. Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado Honored with 2016 Internal Medicine Most Valuable Volunteer Faculty Member Award by Methodist Dallas Hospital

Congratulations to Roberto L. Collazo-Maldonado, MD, FACP as the recipient of the 2016 Internal Medicine Most Valuable Volunteer Faculty Member Award presented by Methodist Dallas Hospital.  Dr. Collazo currently serves as the Chief of Nephrology at Methodist Dallas Hospital.  Dr. Collazo was presented with this distinguished award during the 80th Methodist Dallas Graduate Medical Education (GME) … Continued

Dr. Charles T. Owens Honored with Second Outstanding Teacher Award by Baylor University Medical Center

Congratulations to Charles T. Owens, II, MD as the recipient of his second Outstanding Teacher Award  presented by Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) at Dallas.  Each year, the BUMC internal medicine residents vote to select an internal medicine sub-specialist whom they believe has contributed the most to their education and professional growth during their preceding … Continued

NKF Recognized Regional Renal Dietitian – Region 4: Nadiya Lakhani, RDN, CSR, LD

Congratulations to Nadiya Lakhani, RDN, CSR, LD for receiving the Council on Renal Nutrition (CRN) Recognized Regional Renal Dietitian Award for Region 4 during the National Kidney Foundation 2016 Spring Clinical Meeting which was recently held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts from April 27-May 1.  The Regional Recognized Renal Dietitian of the Year … Continued

Dr. Alan R. Hull Receives 2016 Harold and Annette Simmons Legacy Award

Dr. Alan R. Hull, former President of Dallas Nephrology Associates, Receives Prestigious Award Congratulations to Dr. Alan R. Hull upon his receipt of the prestigious 2016 Harold and Annette Simmons Legacy Award.  The award is presented each year to a key philanthropic individual or family who is committed to the well-being of the North Texas … Continued

Methodist Teaching Award Presented to Dr. Lisa Sebastian

Congratulations to Lisa Sebastian, MD as the recipient of the Teaching Award of the Year presented by Methodist Dallas Hospital Fellowship.  Dr. Sebastian was honored with this distinguished award for her outstanding contribution to Methodist Dallas Nephrology fellowship teaching program during their 79th Methodist Dallas Graduate Medical Education (GME) graduation ceremony which was held on … Continued

Dr. Renuka Chowdhury Honored with Teaching Award of the Year from Methodist

Congratulations to Renuka Chowdhury, MD, FACP as the recipient of the Teaching Award of the Year presented by Methodist Dallas Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program. Dr. Chowdhury was honored with this distinguished award for her outstanding contribution to Methodist Dallas Hospital’s teaching program during the 79th Methodist Dallas Graduate Medical Education (GME) graduation ceremony which … Continued

Dr. Tapan Patel Honored with Distinguished Robert L. North Teaching Award

Congratulations to Tapan Patel, MD as the recipient of the annual Robert L. North, MD Teaching Award presented by the Presbyterian Internal Medicine staff on June 11, 2015.  Dr. Patel was honored with this distinguished award for his outstanding contributions to Presbyterian’s teaching program. Dr. Patel joined Dallas Nephrology Associates in 2012, is board certified … Continued

Mary Beth Callahan Receives Robert W. Whitlock Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Mary Beth Callahan, ACSW, LCSW as the recipient of the Robert W. Whitlock Lifetime Achievement Award during the National Kidney Foundation 2015 Spring Clinical Meeting which was recently held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas from March 25-29, 2015.  The award is named in honor of Robert W. … Continued

Dallas Nephrology Associates Receives Burl Osborne Award

DNA was recently recognized for raising awareness about kidney disease when they received the Burl Osborne Award at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Bonne Santé fundraising event. This award recognized DNA as the Kidney Walk Chair for 2014 and for involvement in many NKF programs. These include but are not limited to board and committee … Continued

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– Danny K.