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The Impact Of Kidney Disease & Disparities In Underserved Populations

The Impact Of Kidney Disease & Disparities In Underserved Populations

This presentation will review the impact of kidney disease in the United States and the importance of the kidneys and preserving kidney function. The disparities that exist within underserved and underrepresented communities will be discussed and the social determinants of health causing disparities within certain communities will be highlighted. Ways to overcome these barriers and steps towards equitable kidney care will also be discussed.


Maggiano’s Little Italy Oak Brook

240 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523 United States
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(630) 368-0300 View Venue Website


Jaimini Patel

Jaimini Patel, PharmD, BCCCP

Nephrology Medical Science Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Jaimini Patel, PharmD, BCCCP, is a Nephrology Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Dr Patel earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and completed two years of post-doctoral residency at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and Loyola University Medical Center, respectively, specializing in critical care pharmacy practice. Prior to joining Otsuka, Dr Patel practiced as a critical care pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center for 3.5 years and has cared for patients in the medical, surgical/trauma, cardiothoracic and neuroscience ICUs, and was significantly involved in the care of patients with COVID-19. Dr Patel holds board certification in critical care pharmacotherapy and is a licensed pharmacist in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. She is also an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine through which she is engaged in research and leadership.

*Jaimini Patel is an employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC)



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