Back to News

ISN Pioneer award goes to Turkey’s nephrology ‘innovator’

Congratulations to Dr Ayla San from Turkey who received the ISN Pioneer award for eastern and central Europe in recognition of her outstanding and sustained contributions in establishing and developing nephrology.

ISN Programs Chair John Feehally and Eastern and Central Europe Regional Board Chair Rumeyza Kazancioğlu were honored to present Dr San with the ISN Pioneer award during the opening ceremony of the 13th Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) congress, which was held last week in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Over the years, Dr San showed remarkable leadership by initiating and helping nephrology grow in Turkey. She helped establish the first nephrology and dialysis services in the eastern part of the country.

Despite many political and economic challenges, she has continued to lead the way as a clinician, researcher and educator. By enabling the sustainable development of renal research and care, she has become a role model, innovator and leader in her country.

ISN Pioneer Awards honor the ‘unsung heroes’ of nephrology, rewarding doctors who have carried out extraordinary efforts to advance nephrology in a specific country or region.

Find out more, HERE.

Help us advance kidney health worldwide
Join the ISN
Back to News