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Growing A Peritoneal Dialysis Program: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Growing A Peritoneal Dialysis Program: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Home dialysis modalities are increasingly emphasized in healthcare payment models and represent an important patient-centric option for renal replacement therapy. Join us for this informational discussion with Dr Ankur Shah and Dr Natasha Dave on important strategies that can be employed to establish and grow a successful peritoneal dialysis program.

*Drs Dave and Shah are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Dr Emmel is an employee of OPDC.

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Natasha N Dave

Natasha N Dave, MD

Nephrologist & Medical Director

Strive Health*

Natasha N Dave, MD is a nephrologist and medical director at Strive Health in Florida. She completed her internal medicine residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago and then completed her Nephrology fellowship and chief year at Baylor in Houston. Post-fellowship she joined Baylor as an assistant professor of medicine primarily practicing at the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center prior to moving to Miami. While in Houston, her predominant interest included a quality improvement (QI) project assessing the impact of a monthly telehealth clinic for rural chronic kidney disease patients.

Dr Dave’s other clinical and educational interests include mentorship, social media/educational content generation, and as her Twitter profile (@NatashaNDave) suggests, electrolytes. She serves on the Executive Council of Women in Nephrology and is involved in a number of online projects and roles that began after she completed a one year social media internship with the Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC). Some of these roles include being a faculty contributor for the Renal Fellow Network and American Journal of Kidney Diseases blogs as well as partaking in social media activities with National Kidney Foundation, Nephrology Business Leadership University, Kidney Medicine, and NSMC.

Ankur Shah

Ankur Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University*

Ankur Shah, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he is the associate program director of the nephrology fellowship. He completed residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital, followed by fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as chief fellow and received advanced training in medical education. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation. Dr Shah is a graduate of the Nephrology Social Media Collective internship as well as a current American Society of Nephrology Public Policy Intern and Renal Physicians Association Public Policy Fellow. His primary interests are peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, and medical education.

Aaron Emmel

Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Director
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, joined Otsuka in 2018 and is currently a Senior Medical Science Liaison on our Nephrology South Team. Dr Emmel earned his Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2007 and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of North Florida in 2015. He has 10 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist, helping to develop and implement numerous clinical programs focused on ICU care, nutrition support, and antimicrobial stewardship. Additionally, he served as an administrator for a multi-specialty Clinically Integrated Network and ACO, helping to develop a Population Health Management strategy that included a coordinated approach to managing Chronic Kidney Disease. He has served as an Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, delivering lectures and precepting students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations. Dr Emmel is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

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