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Li-Li Hsiao

Director of the Asian Renal Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Hsiao received her M.D., Ph.D. from Thomas Jefferson University and residency training in Internal Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed her Nephrology training in Harvard Medical School (HMS). She is currently a faculty of HMS. She is the creator of Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP). She has been the co- associate director of Harvard Summer Research Program in Kidney Medicine since 2014, a NIH, NIDDK, KUH sponsored program.

During her tenure at HMS, Dr. Hsiao has written many articles and chapters. Dr.
Hsiao focuses her clinical practice in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and
devotes her research in CKD-related cardiovascular complications and organ fibrosis. Her group was the first to describe human endogenous Klotho expression in vasculature. The endogenous vascular Klotho study was published in journal of Circulation in 2012. An abstract on the roles of Klotho in cardiac fibrosis was the top 15 oral presentation abstracts during the 2015 Kidney week of American Society Of nephrology (ASN); which was published and featured in the cover of Journal Molecular Cellular Cardiology (JMCC) in November 2019. Her group recently published a paper in Cell Report showing that depletion of STAT3 protects kidney from fibrosis.

Dr. Hsiao has received numerous awards for her outstanding clinical work, teaching and mentoring of students including the Starfish Award for commitment to excellence in patient care and teamwork; the prestigious Harvard Clifford Barger Young Mentor Award for her teaching abilities; the HMS Community Service Faculty Award in recognition of her community service through KDSAP. And in March 2021, she was honored by National Kidney Foundation (NKF) as a Nephrologist who has made an impact in reducing health disparities in New England. Women In Nephrology (WIN) established “Li-Li Hsiao Leadership Fellowship Award” in honor her longstanding leadership in WIN and her role in advancing leadership in the community on behalf of patients

Dr. Hsiao served as a member of various committees including the admission committee at HMS, planning program committee of NKF; Chinese American Society of Nephrology; the Postgraduate education committee of American Society of Nephrology (ASN). She later served as a member of the board of advisors of ASN. She was Co-Chair for the “Professional Development Seminar” course during the ASN annual meeting, she was a Councilor of Women In Nephrology (WIN) and later served as the president of WIN. Currently she serves in the Education Working Group of International Society of Nephrology (ISN); The inaugural guest editor of ISN Academy and a member of ISN North American Board and a member of World Kidney Day Steering Committee representing North America and Caribbean.

Li-Li Hsiao
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