About Our Founder
Norman S. Coplon, M.D.
1937 – 2015
In Memory of Our Founder
Norman S. Coplon, M.D., was the founder of Satellite Healthcare, as well as the recognized “heart” of the organization. Dr. Coplon's vision was to create a non-profit organization dedicated to providing healthcare services, funding research and providing education for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Dr. Coplon contributed in numerous ways to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and received a number of honors and awards, including the Martin Wagner Memorial Award.
He was the NKF's “Man Of The Year” in 1992 and authored numerous articles. Dr. Coplon completed his residency at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, and his Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he held the position of Clinical Professor of Medicine.