John Kaznaki Maesaka, MD

Title: Nephrologist
Company: Winthrop University Hospital
Location: New York, New York, United States

John Kaznaki Maesaka, MD, Nephrologist at Winthrop University Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.

Dr. Maesaka has been treating patients with kidney conditions since 1978, mainly in New York and New Jersey. Since 1994, he has led the division of nephrology at the Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York, as chief, and since 1997 he has also been a professor of medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Maesaka’s claim to fame is his patent on a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, and his work has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association. He is a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and appeared in the fifth edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

An alumnus of Harvard College, Dr. Maesaka earned a BS in 1957 and went to Boston University to received a MD in 1961. He served from 1963 to 1965 to the rank of captain of the U.S. Army, and in 1978 he was named chair of the section of nephrology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center of East Orange, NJ. He taught at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, now part of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, from 1980 to 1985. That year, Dr. Maesaka was named chief of nephrology with the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where he served until 1994.

Dr. Maesaka is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the American Federation of Clinical Research, and the New York Society of Nephrology. He has contributed to numerous societies in the area, including the National Kidney Foundation and the International Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. He is originally from Hawaii, and married Martha Haruko Tanaka in July of 1963. Dr. Maesaka credits his parents for his success, and he now has two children of his own, Alan Kazumi and Robert Kazuyuki.

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