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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, Kidney Foundation of Ohio staff educate 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


Education Sessions

In partnership with University Hospitals Transplant Institute, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio offers education sessions on topics relevant to dialysis and transplant social workers. For more information on upcoming programs contact Molly DeBrosse, LSW at (216) 771-2700 or


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

The symposium attracts over 400 attendees from various companies, hospitals, dialysis providers, and transplant centers throughout Ohio and surrounding states. Guests have the opportunity to attend general and breakout sessions provided by nationally recognized experts in the field of renal healthcare. Topics address the latest issues and innovations in dialysis and transplantation.

This year’s conference will be held on September 14 & 15, 2017 at Wagner’s of Westlake. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for dietitians, nurses, social workers, technicians and transplant coordinators. View this year’s SCHEDULE. . Pre-registration is now closed. Prices increase if purchased onsite ($125-one day and $200 both days).

The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has approved this educational offering for up to 14.50 Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs).

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #_333350-071217 ) for (14) continuing education contact hours.

The Kidney Foundation of Ohio is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR credentialed practitioners will receive 14 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs) for completion of this activity/materials.

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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

  • Richard A. Fatica, MD - Chairperson
  • Arianna M. Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD - Vice Chair
  • Sandra V. Fried, MSSA, LSW - Secretary
  • 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, LSW, MSW
  • Saul Nurko, MD
  • RJ Picciano, BA, CHT, OCDT, CHBT
  • Emilio Poggio, MD
  • Mahboob Rahman, MD, MS
  • Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD
  • Diane Rothers, MSN, RN
  • Beth A. Vogt, MD
  • Cathy M. Westcott, RN, CHPN