DaVita Kidney Care Welcomes Dr. Francesca Tentori to Physician Leadership Team
Tentori will serve as medical director of Outcomes Research and member of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer

DENVER, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), and a leading provider of kidney care services in the United States, welcomes Francesca Tentori, MD, MCSI as medical director of Outcomes Research and member of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer on DaVita's physician leadership team.

"As the newest member of the office of the chief medical officer, Francesca brings years of experience both in the delivery of high-quality dialysis care and outcomes research in kidney disease," said Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP, chief medical officer for DaVita Kidney Care. "Francesca will be a key player in our effort moving toward integrated care and continuing to deliver industry-leading patient-focused outcomes." 

Dr. Tentori graduated from the University of Milan and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She spent ten years as a research scientist at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, where she worked on the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study and led the development of patient centered research area. Prior to her time at Arbor Research Collaborative, she acted as assistant medical director for quality management at Dialysis Clinic Inc. Dr. Tentori was a member of the American Society of Nephrology's comparative effectiveness task force, as well as the American Association of Kidney Patients' medical advisory board. Dr. Tentori is currently an Adjunct Instructor in medicine at Vanderbilt University. 

Dr. Tentori is passionate about conducting research that impacts the lives of patients and their families by addressing questions that are relevant to them and including them in the research process. She has stated, "Through my work, I aim to produce assessments of the patient experience and quality of life that serve as key components of the delivery of quality of care." She will be a great addition to the DaVita Village.

To learn more about the DaVita physician leadership team, visit DaVita.com/providers.

About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of December 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,350 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 188,000 patients. The company also operated 154 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

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