Chronic Kidney Disease and Anemia

Dr. Robert Provenzano, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, discusses chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the often underdiagnosed and undertreated complication of anemia in CKD. He talks about the unmet need among patients with CKD and what patients are saying about the toll this takes on their daily lives.

Robert Provenzano is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan. He has served previously as the Chief of the Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Transplantation, Director of Nephrology Research, and Director of Acute Dialysis Services at St. John Hospital & Medical Center in Detroit, MI., Chief Operating Officer of St. Clair Specialty Physicians in Detroit, and the Vice President of Medical Affairs for DaVita Inc. Dr. Provenzano has recently overseen all of the owned & managed practice for DaVita as its CMO for Nephrology Practice Solutions (NPS). Currently he has focused, in a consultant role, on anemia management for CKD and ESRD patients for several Pharmaceutical organizations.Dr. Provenzano completed his internship and residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center. His nephrology fellowship was completed at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI.

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