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We believe that educating renal professionals is the key to providing high-quality care to patients living with kidney disease.

Year-round, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s staff educates renal healthcare professionals regarding services we provide to the community. The Foundation offers CEU programs to ensure renal healthcare professionals are kept up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations in healthcare. These activities provide excellent networking and skill-building opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, contact Molly DeBrosse, LSW at (216) 771-2700 or


In partnership with University Hospitals Transplant Institute, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio offers educational sessions on topics relevant to dialysis and transplant healthcare professionals. Information on the next session can be found below.

How to Improve Nutritious Food Access
in Low-Income Communities

April 16, 2019
Kidney Foundation of Ohio
2831 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland

This panel presentation will discuss why access to healthy foods is a significant barrier to healthy behaviors among individuals in low-income communities. Participants will gain resources for chronic kidney patients. Educational sessions are free and open to the public; space is limited. Pending approval by the National Association for Social Workers and Commission on Dietetic Registration for one (1) CEU.

Register by clicking here or calling (216) 771-2700.


This annual two-day interdisciplinary conference features nationally recognized experts in the field of renal healthcare.

Join us for the 44th Annual Renal Symposium on September 12 & 13, 2019 at Wagner’s in Westlake. Over 35 exhibitors attend and display the latest products and services in the renal field. Participants earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and have the ability to network with professionals within their field. CEUs are available for dietitians, nurses, social workers, technicians and transplant coordinators.

Platinum Sponsor

Medical Advisory Board

This advisory board of licensed healthcare professionals make recommendations with respect to grant research, patient care and procedures for the granting of funds by the Foundation

  • Chairperson - Richard A. Fatica, MD
  • Vice Chair - Arianna M. Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD
  • Secretary - Sandra V. Fried, MSSA, LSW
  • Trudy B. Aquilina, ACSW, LISW-S, CCTSW
  • Joshua Augustine, MD
  • Marilyn Bartucci, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCTC
  • Haifa Hanna, MD
  • JoAnn Hayes-Thomas
  • JoAnn Hozalski, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN
  • Kenoctaya Lindsey, MSW, LSW
  • Shawn Paschal, RN, MSN, CNP, CCTC
  • RJ Picciano, BA, CHT, OCDT, CHBT
  • Emilio Poggio, MD
  • Mahboob Rahman, MD, MS
  • Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD
  • Sandi Wagner, MSN, CNP