Latest Willem Johan Kolff Stories

2014-02-18 16:26:41

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DPC Education Center will present the 2014 Willem J. Kolff Award to K. Adu Ntoso, M.D. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award recognizes a health care professional within the dialysis community who best represents innovation and exceptional patient care. Nominations were encouraged from the extended dialysis community across the United States. Dr. Ntoso was chosen from over forty submissions and will personally accept the...

2014-02-13 23:25:23

"The average dialysis nurse working in the United States of America salary is $70,636 per year," according to a newly released study published by the online publication, http://nursing100.com/dialysis-nurse. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The data also showed the lowest 10 percent of nurses specializing in this sub-specialty earn about $52,158 per year, while the highest 10 percent earn an average of $90,459 per year. “Where you work and where your employer is located...

2009-02-13 23:10:56

Dr. Willem Kolff, regarded as the father of artificial organs, has died at his home in Pennsylvania, colleagues said. He was 97. The Dutch-born physician -- who invented the first artificial kidney during World War II using sausage casings and orange juice cans -- died Wednesday, The New York Times reported. Kolff also built the first artificial heart. Dr. Kolff was a pioneer in the truest sense of the word. His groundbreaking work on the artificial kidney in the 1940s made him a household...

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