David L. Mahoney, MD, has been named chief medical officer of Lifeline Vascular Access, a subsidiary of DaVita Inc. Mahoney will also serve as a member of the physician leadership team within the Office of the Chief Medical Officer at DaVita Kidney Care.

Mahoney has been practicing nephrology for 24 years, and was a group medical director for DaVita Kidney Care. Previously he was an interventionalist and served as medical director of a Lifeline-managed facility in Northern Virginia.

“Dr. Mahoney’s experience working across the vascular care continuum while managing multiple stakeholders made him a natural fit for this role,” said Jonathan Lujan, general manager of Lifeline. “His inspired vision for the future of vascular care is what sets him apart, and our team is honored to welcome him to Lifeline.”

As CMO, Mahoney will be a liaison among interventionalists, physician practices, operations teams and patients. He said he is interested in further expanding Lifeline’s vascular care services beyond dialysis access as the company continues to embrace care coordination.

Lifeline Vascular Access has 70 locations across the country.