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 Healthcare – a national kidney care company. Most recently he has overseen all of the owned & managed practice for DaVita as its CMO for Nephrology Practice Solutions.
Dr. Provenzano works with several professional societies and advisory boards and has received several awards and recognition as clinician, researcher and educator. Dr. Provenzano has conducted extensive research, published numerous articles and clinical studies on the management of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Terry Foust Litchfield, MPA, CPC
Terry has spent more than 30 years in the health care field, with an emphasis on dialysis related care. She has a unique insight into the changes of the current healthcare environment related endovascular disease treatments, particularly those involving renal patients. Twenty-four years ago Terry Foust Litchfield was one of the founders of Lifeline Vascular Access and was an early leader in dialysis access care outside of hospitals. Best known for her technology assessment and outcomes research for vascular access and chronic kidney disease patients, she is the author of multiple publications in the field. Her expertise is well known with frequent national presentations related to dialysis vascular access, new technology reimbursement and regulatory pathways, patient engagement and satisfaction with care.
A dedicated patient advocate; her husband Bill prior to his death a few years ago celebrated 46 years of renal replacement therapy. She has served on the KHI Patient and Family Partnership Council and AAKP to name a few of her patient advocacy roles. She is active in the Dialysis Vascular Access Coalition and American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology where she was honored with the Lifeline Achievement Award in 2018. Terry serves as a consultant to several startup med tech groups in the vascular field. As the care partner during home dialysis or supportive of in center care, she well knows the impact of kidney disease on a family. Her background in Hospital Administration at some of the best-known tertiary institutions in the US, give her a unique background in health services and program planning. Terry has also been actively in regulatory activities at CMS and FDA related to new devices and innovative programs at CMMI.