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The Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center held on 17th March, 2013 a celebration in memory of the first commemoration of the late His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, under the auspices of His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, and his partner in Apostolic Service His Grace Bishop Ermia [Jeremiah], General Bishop and President of the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center on Sunday 17th March, 2013. His Holiness presented the Pope Shenouda Award for Wisdom and Compassion – an annual international award – to US Scientist Dr. Martin Schreiber, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA, for the prominent role he played in the field of scientific research in medicine and humanitarian services. He has received many international prizes, including: Best US Doctor and the Humanitarian Award from the Kidney Disease Institute in Ohio.
Martin Schreiber was born in Buffalo, New York on 1st October 1950, a second son to the family of Martin and Rita Schreiber with 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
He spent his childhood working at the family’s dairy farm and excelled at science in middle school, earning the top prize at the science contest of the entire city, having worked on deconstructing amino acids in animal blood. After high school, he traveled to Cleveland, Ohio where he enrolled at John Carroll University, a Jesuit university, from 1968-1972. Then he enrolled in Medical School at North Carolina’s Faculty of Medicine from 1972 – 1976.
He completed his internship [76/77] at Cleveland, Ohio, then became a resident doctor at Cleveland Clinic, in the General Practitioner Department [77-79].
Then came the clinical fellowship [79/80] at the Nephrology and Hypertension Department. He worked as a researcher of kidney diseases at Massachusetts Hospital [80-82], then as a researcher in the Disease’s Science Ward at the same hospital [81-82].
He then took a post as Chairman of the Nephrology and Hypertension Department from 8/2005 to 7/2012 in Cleveland Clinic, to become world renowned expert in peritoneal dialysis, hypertension and Intensive Care related renal diseases. He published many international research papers related to renal dialysis and hypertension, chronic renal failure, other renal diseases and Intensive Care.
He was summoned to deliver scientific lectures all over the world in scientific conferences and renowned international medical centers. Dr. Schreiber shone as a pioneer scientific personality specializing in peritoneal dialysis, training a vast number of doctors around the world in this field.
During his tenure at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Schreiber took a number of important managerial posts:
- Medical Committee Chairman - Chairman of Team of Doctors - Elected Member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Chairman of Nephrology and Hypertension * As Chief Doctor he polarized many innovative scientists in each of their fields, the number of exceptional staff multiplying during his tenure as department Chairman. His chairmanship of the department witnessed a notable increase in innovative research beneficial to humanity, and restructuring of the department to several specialized exceptional centers.
Due to all this, he led a team of doctors at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio to become the top center of nephrology in the United States of America. Dr. Schreiber excelled during his medical career, thanks to his delicate and accurate treatment of his patients, each according to his cultural and psychological level.
- Humanitarian Award from the Kidney Foundation of Ohio - Man of the Year by Kidney Foundation of Ohio - Ohio City Service Award - Honorary PhD from John Carroll University - Best Doctor in the USA at the level of humanitarian service for the poor in Honduras in Central America.
Dr. Schreiber has grown accustomed for many lengthy years to accompany a group of distinct students to help him in teaching and treating the poor and at orphanages, for which he received the Heroism Award for Assisting Honduras Children.
Member of the following Associations:
- American Association for Members - American Nephrology Association - Medical Academy in Cleveland - European Association for Renal Dialysis and Organ Transplant - International Peritoneal Dialysis Association - International Nephrology Association - Ohio Medical Association - National Nephrology Association Responsibilities of Publishing Scientific Periodicals and Research:
- 2008 – present: Reviewer, Journal of Blood Medicine
- 2004 – present: Reviewer, Hematological Journal
- 2004 – present: Reviewer, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
- 2003 - present: Reviewer, American Journal of Kidney Disease
- 2000 - present: Reviewer, Peritoneal Dialysis International
Out of a sense of commitment to his four grandchildren: He voluntarily forfeited chairmanship of the Departments and is content with the position of dedicated professor at the Nephrology and Hypertension Department at Cleveland Clinic, concentrating on modern innovations in dialysis, granting his unique experience to many nephrology departments across the Unites States in regular appearances throughout the year.
. He took many prominent posts:
2009-2011 Human Resources Advisory Committee
2009-2010 Urology Chairman Search Committee
2009-2010 Review Committee for Chair of the Department Rheumatology & Immunology
2008-Present Rheumatology & Immunology Chairman Search Committee
2008-2011 Urban Health Task Force, Cleveland, OH
2002-Present Clinical Instructor, Physician Assistant Program, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY
2001-Present Hands to Honduras, Medical Missions to Honduras from Cleveland, OH
1997-2011 Medical Director, Home Dialysis, Ohio Renal Care Group, Cleveland, OH
2008-2009 Chronic Disease Center Task Force
2002-2003 Cardiovascular Steering Committee (DK01-005), Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
1999-2006 Admissions Committee, St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH
1999-2004 Board of Governors, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
1998-2000 Medical Advisory Board (University Division), Renal Care Group (RCG), Nashville, TN
1998-2000 Chairman, Quality Assurance Council, Ohio Renal Care Group, Cleveland, OH
1991-1994 Chairman, Medical Advisory Board, Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Cleveland, OH
1984-1997 Medical Director, Home Dialysis, (Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis), Cleveland, OH
1976 Director, Hypertension Screen Program, American Heart Association, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC17 March 2013