Dialysis provider DaVita Kidney Care, has named Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN, international chief medical officer and group vice president of research and development to implement global clinical initiatives. 

Krishnan previously served as DaVita Kidney Care’s vice president of clinical research, innovation and public policy. Prior to joining DaVita Kidney Care in 2009, Krishnan worked in various nephrology leadership positions with Amgen, heading up global health economics and outcomes research for nephrology. He also was responsible for overseeing the Dialysis Outcomes Practice Pattern Study, an international registry of hemodialysis patients.  Krishnan is a member of NN&I's editorial advisory board.

“Dr. Krishnan has vast experience and a proven track record of success domestically and internationally,” said Dennis Kogod, CEO of DaVita Kidney Care’s international business and president of HealthCare Partners. “His expertise will enhance our commitment to clinical differentiation and help bring quality care to our patients around the world.”

DaVita Kidney Care has operations in 10 countries outside of the U.S. In 2014,DaVita Kidney Care signed a tender from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health to treat half of the nearly 10,000 patients currently under the ministry’s care.