Keith Norris, MD, PhD is an internationally recognized clinician scientist and health policy leader. A board certified nephrologist and member of the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative, Dr. Norris has been instrumental in shaping national health policy and clinical practice guidelines for chronic kidney disease. In this episode, Dr. Norris describes the three mentors who played a pivotal role in his career journey, and how their guidance molded him into the leader he is today. He also describes how his choice to take on administrative roles was influenced by his desire to navigate obstacles in conducting research. His leadership roles, however, were not without challenges, and Dr. Norris shares how he has navigated important issues, from program closures to budget cuts.
Book recommendation: Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success