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Kenneth Lieberman, M.D.

Chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine

Updated: March 22, 2022

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has awarded its 2022 Excellence in Care Award to Kenneth Lieberman, M.D., chief of Pediatric Nephrology at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center, and professor of Pediatrics at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. He is the first New Jersey pediatric nephrologist to receive the honor. 

The NKF’s Excellence in Care Award honors a health care professional who strives to improve the lives of patients, colleagues and the community-at-large by sharing their energy, knowledge and expertise in the fight against kidney disease. Under Dr. Lieberman’s leadership, the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital provides leading-edge treatment — including innovative clinical trials and transplant services — for children living with kidney disorders from birth through young adults. Last year, the division performed a record number of transplants.  

Dr. Lieberman and his team.

Dr. Lieberman received the honor during March’s NKF’s 2022 Eve of Giving Awards Ceremony, which brought together hundreds of health care, civic and business professionals to celebrate the evening’s honorees and the NKF’s mission.