National Renal Advisory Board
New Chair of National Renal Advisory Board (NRAB)
At the last meeting of the NRAB on 15 November 2013 Dr Mark Marshall resigned as chair and was replaced by Dr Murray Leikis. Dr Leikis did his nephrology training in Wellington and Melbourne and returned to Wellington Hospital in 2006 as a full time Renal Physician. Murray has been the Clinical Leader of the Wellington Renal Service since July 2011. He is currently the New Zealand representative for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) on the Dialysis Nephrology Transplant (DNT) committee and has been a member of the NRAB since November 2011. KHNZ wishes Dr Leikis well in his new role.
Kidney Health New Zealand acknowledges the work of Dr Marshall over the past three years of energetically and skilfully overseeing the work of the NRAB, particularly in the important area of transplantation. Dr Marshall is currently the New Zealand representative on the Council of the ANZSN. Dr Marshall has an international reputation for his research on dialysis treatment and has been a very active and influential leader of the nephrology community in New Zealand. Dr Marshall leaves his position as a Renal Physician at Middlemore Hospital next year to take a position as Director of Medical Affairs for Baxter-Gambro, Asia-Pacific. We will be sorry to see Mark go but know he will still be taking an active interest in ongoing renal research in New Zealand.
To find out more about the work of the NRAB go to www.moh.govt.nz/nrab