American Renal Associates Holdings Inc. (ARA) has named Don E. Williamson, MD as executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Former COO John McDonough stepped down from his role on Dec. 31, 2016.
Williamson has served as one of ARA’s National Chief Medical Officers since 2011, and has been an ARA physician partner since 2002. He has more than 26 years of experience as a nephrologist, and he most recently served as president, CEO and managing partner of Nephrology Associates, P.C., a nephrology practice group based in Georgia. Williamson is a graduate of Mercer University and the Medical College of Georgia.
“Don brings to the COO role a deep understanding of the dialysis industry and the practice of nephrology, and he possesses a clear vision for how ARA’s physician-driven partnership model l can drive quality results for patients and key stakeholders,” said ARA CEO Joseph Carlucci.