Nephrology News & Issues, is published by SLACK Incorporated, a Wyanoke Group Company, based in Thorofare, N.J. Nephrology News & Issues began publication in 1987 with the goal of informing readers of the latest developments in nephrology while providing a forum for the exchange of ideas among the professional disciplines responsible for the delivery of care to the end-stage renal disease patient.

The website offers a unique opportunity to cover and offer commentary on stories while they are developing, giving the renal community a resource for the latest developments in renal care.

Nephrology News & Issues, winner of two Public Service Awards from the National Kidney Foundation, is an interdisciplinary news magazine. The editorial staff researches and, with the guidance of an actively involved Editorial Advisory Board, reports on the latest social, economic, political and legislative developments. The Editorial Advisory Board and other leading professionals are invited to comment on proposed strategies responding to these issues in the delivery of renal care.

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                                                   Editorial Advisory Board

Thomas A. Golper, MD, FACP
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterMatthew J. Arduino, DrPH
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Joan Arslanian, RN, NP
NYHQ-Trude Weishaupt Memorial Satellite Dialysis Center

Bryan N. Becker, MD
Care and Village Health

Barbara Bednar, MHA, RN, CNN
Renal Consultant

Premila Bhat, MD
Atlantic Dialysis Services

Peter G. Blake, MD
London Health Sciences Centre

Teri Browne, PhD, MSW
University of South Carolina

Jennifer Castillo
Renal Patient

Danilo B. Concepcion, CBNT, CCHT-A, FNKF
St. Joseph Hospital Renal Center

Jane S. Davis, DNP, CRNP
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Debbie Cote, MSN, RN, CNN, NE-BC
University of Virginia Health Systems

Sheila Deziel, RN, CNN
Fresenius Medical Care North America

Kathy Aebel-Groesch, MSW, LCSW
DaVita Inc.

Jeff Guillian, MD, MBA
DaVita Health Care

Peggy Harum, RD, LD
Renal Ventures Management

Benjamin E. Hippen, MD
Metrolina Nephrology Associates, P.A.

Cindy LaMunyon
Fresenius Medical Care North America

Derrick Latos, MD
Wheeling Renal Care

Anthony Messana
St. Joseph Hospital Renal Center


Jay B. Wish, MD
Indiana University HealthBrent Miller, MD
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Robert Nelson, MD, PhD
National Institutes of Health

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN
Albany (N.Y.) Regional Kidney Center

Martin Osinski, MBA, AVA
Nephrology USA – Division of American Medical Consultants Inc.

Nancy Pelfrey, MSN, RN, ACNP, CNN-NP
Reliant Renal Care

James B. Riley Jr., Esq.
McGuireWoods LLP

Cynthia Roberts, RN, CNN
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Robert J. Rubin, MD
Georgetown University

John Sadler, MD
Independent Dialysis Foundation

Brigitte Schiller, MD
Satellite Healthcare

Lana Schmidt
Renal Patient

Wendy Funk Schrag, LMSW, ACSW
Fresenius Medical Care North America

Lawrence M. Spergel, MD
Dialysis Management Medical Group

Theodore Steinman, MD
Harvard Medical School

Charlie Thomas, LCSW, ACSW
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Transplant Services

Laura Troidle, PA
Milford Hemodialysis/Renal Research Institute

Leanna B. Tyshler, MD
Northwest Kidney Centers

Diane Wish, RN, MBA
Center for Dialysis Care of Cleveland