Integrative, Patient-Centered HealthCare Solutions

Jeff Burbank

Director, ex-officio

Jeff has over 30 years of in-depth management experience with companies developing, marketing and manufacturing products for ESRD patients. He has led NxStage since its inception, guiding it through all of its developmental phases to the successful initiation and rapid growth of commercial activities.

Bhupinder Singh, MD, FASN, FNKF, FCRS
Immediate Past-President

Dr. Singh is ABIM Board Certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, an ASH Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, and a founder of the Southwest Kidney Institute.  He is a founding member and serves as the Immediate Past-President of the Cardio Renal Society of America.

Mik​e McCormick

Director ex-officio

President & CEO, Osprey Medical

Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the medical device industry and president level experience with public and private medical device companies.

our BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Linda Gantt
Secretary

Chair, Board Development Committee

Ms. Gantt is Founder/Proprietor of Bravo Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.

She is very active in the community. Linda is a past Chair of the NFK AZ board of directors. She has also chaired several NKF AZ committees, including Patient Services, and Board Development. Linda is a founding member of CRSA and current chair of the board development committee.

Claudio Ronco, MD
Director

Director, Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, International Renal Research Institute, St Bortolo Hospital
Vicenza, Italy.  Dr. Ronco is a global leader in cardiorenal medicine and world renowned author, lecturer, researcher and academic.

Jeffrey Neff, CEO
Mr. Neff is the Chief Executive Officer for both CRSA and the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona. He is a CRSA founding member.

Anoop Misra, MD

Director

​​Professor Anoop Misra has a multi-faceted personality and numerous distinctive achievements in clinical service, teaching, research, community health activities and medical education, and health upliftment of poor people. He has immense contribution to teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. 

Nelson Llumiquinga
Director

Kenneth Boren, MD, MBA
Director

Kris Vijay, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP, FCRS, FHFSA
Past President

Dr. Vijay is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Lipidology.  He was our 1st President and Board Chair and is a founding member of the Cardio Renal Society of America.

Frank Maddux, MD

Director ex-officio

Chief Medical Officer & Executive Vice President for Clinical & Scientific Affairs, Fresenius Medical Care North America.  Dr. Maddux has more than 30 years of healthcare experience. In addition to his duties with Fresenius, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.​

Bruce Thoeny
Treasurer

Mr. Thoeny is past-President of Thoeny Management and a long time community activist.  He is a past-chair of NKF AZ, founding member of CRSA and recipient of the Maricopa Medical Society Distinguished Public Service Medal.

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD

Director

​​Dr. Roy-Chaudhury is chief of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. He is also co-chair of the Kidney Health Initiative, a public-private partnership between the American Society of Nephrology and U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

Peter McCullough, MD, MPH, FACC, FACP, FCCP, FAHA, FCRS
President, Chair

Dr. McCullough directs cardiovascular education and research for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.  He is a globally recognized authority on the role of CKD as cardiovascular risk state with over 1,000 publications. Dr. McCullough is a founding member of CRSA.

Savas Petrides, MD, FACP, FCRS

Director ex-officio 
Dr. Petrides is a Board Certified Nephrologist and Internal Medicine Specialist with the Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center

He is a founding member and serves as the board liaison to NKF AZ.

Harold Szerlip, MD, FASN, FCCP, FACP, FNKF, CCRP, FCRS
Vice President

Fellowship trained as a nephrologist, Dr. Szerlip’s career has been dedicated to academic medicine. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teaching award from Tulane University School of Medicine and the Virginia Furrow Medical Education Award for the development of innovative programs in medical education.  Dr. Szerlip is a founding member of CRSA.

James Tumlin, MD, CCRP

Director

Dr. James Tumlin is founder and medical director of Southeast Renal Research Institute. Dr. Tumlin is widely acknowledged as a thought leader in acute kidney injury and various forms of Glomerulonephritis including IgA nephropathy and Lupus nephrititis. 

Marc A. Silver, MD FACP, FACC, FCCP, FAHA, FHFSA

Director

Dr. Silver is Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of the Heart Failure Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University Of Illinois School Of Medicine and an international leader in heart failure.

Christina P. Wilson

Director

Ms. Wilson has extensive experience in non-profit leadership, charitable funds management and philanthropy.  She currently serves as Executive Director of Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, San Diego, CA.

John Rausch, MD

Director

Medical Director

Cigna Health Care