NEOMED Faculty Member Selected to Serve on Regional Board

Congratulations to Erdal Sarac, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine, on being selected Divisional Board Chair of the IPRO End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network of the Ohio River Valley (Network 9) - serving dialysis patients and providers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Network 9 activities support approximately 31,640 dialysis patients with ESRD. These patients receive treatment at 565 Medicare certified dialysis facilities, including five Veterans Affairs hospitals, and 14 transplant centers in the Network service area. It is the ESRD Divisional Board (EDB) that is responsible for the oversight and management of the Network and developing criteria and standards relating to the quality and appropriateness of patient care and Network goals. The ESRD Divisional Boards are composed of renal professionals and patients qualified to evaluate the quality and appropriateness of care delivered to ESRD patients.

As the Divisional Board Chair, Dr. Sarac will be working closely with members of the boards representing the diverse geographic areas and the multiple professional disciplines of the Network service area. This includes nephrologists, nurses, social workers, dietitians, technicians, and at least two ESRD patients.

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