DENVER, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), a leading provider in kidney care services, welcomes George R. Aronoff, MD, MS, FACP as vice president of clinical affairs for its U.S. hemodialysis operations and member of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer on DaVita Kidney Care's physician leadership team.
"Throughout his career, Dr. Aronoff has led by example in improving the field of nephrology through individualized treatment," said Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP, chief medical officer for DaVita Kidney Care. "We are looking forward to seeing the ways in which he can help us to provide individualized patient-centered health care."
Dr. Aronoff served as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine. His academic research focused on individualization of drug therapy in patients with decreased kidney function. Members of his laboratory have explored the use of artificial intelligence in the dosing of drugs used to treat anemia in dialysis patients.
"I am honored to be joining DaVita's physician leadership team," said Dr. Aronoff. "DaVita's focus on providing patients with the highest quality of care is inspiring and I am eager to contribute to this effort."
Dr. Aronoff graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry and received his Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also completed a Master of Science degree in pharmacology and his training in internal medicine and nephrology.
Prior to working at DaVita, Dr. Aronoff was the chief medical officer of, recently acquired, Renal Ventures Management, LLC for four years. Dr. Aronoff has served on the board of directors for both the Renal Physician Association and the Kidney Health Initiative, a public‐private partnership of the American Society of Nephrology and the Food and Drug Administration of the United States.
To learn more about the DaVita physician leadership team, visit DaVita.com/providers.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,382 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 189,400 patients. The company also operated 162 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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