Laurence Beck

Laurence Beck

2022 KI Best Reviewer

KI reviewers were evaluated by the number of reviews they completed in 2022, the quality of each review as assessed by the Kidney International  Associate Editors, and the length of time manuscripts were under review.

Dr. Laurence H. Beck, Jr., is a nephrologist at the Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He leads a clinical program in glomerular diseases that has attracted patient referrals from throughout the Northeast and beyond. He is also the David J. Salant Professor of Nephrology at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. He received his MD-PhD from Harvard Medical School, completed his residency and Nephrology fellowship at Boston Medical Center, and has been a nephrologist there since 2006.

Dr. Beck is a renowned expert on glomerular diseases, particularly those diseases such as membranous nephropathy, minimal change disease, and FSGS that can cause the nephrotic syndrome. He is a member of the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research at Boston University and has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and several influential reviews, editorials, guidelines, and book chapters in major journals and textbooks. In recognition of his accomplishments, he received the Midcareer Distinguished Researcher Award from the American Society of Nephrology, one of only two recipients of this inaugural award in 2019.

The KI Best Reviewers will be acknowledged in the Editors’ Pick of ISN Journals: KI and KIR session taking place Saturday, April 1, 2023, 08:30-10:00 Bangkok time, in MR 110 ABC.