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Thanking Physicians on National Doctors’ Day

Physicians are often underappreciated for the vital—and extremely challenging—work they do. I would like to take this opportunity on National Doctors’ Day to say something that isn’t said enough: Thank you. Thank you for your commitment to improving the health and quality of life of your patients. Thank you for working long hours in a challenging environment. Thank you for your grace when you run into challenges. Thank you for your essential contribution as a member of the dialysis care team—the team couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for everything you do.

National Doctors’ Day was initiated on March 30, 1933 by Eudora Brown Almond, the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, to set aside a day to honor physicians—and since has become a national observance every 30th day of March. To learn more about National Doctors’ Day, click here.

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, MBA

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, MBA

Jeffrey Giullian, MD, serves as chief medical officer for DaVita Kidney Care. Dr. Giullian leads the transformation of kidney care through his commitment to providing holistic, integrated care that addresses the clinical and psychosocial needs of patients. Dr. Giullian is focused on pushing the boundaries on exemplary clinical care through innovation and expanding what is possible for patients living with kidney disease. Since joining DaVita in 2016, Dr. Giullian previously served as chief medical officer of hospital services, vice president of medical affairs and national group medical director at DaVita Kidney Care. Dr. Giullian relies on his past experiences in private practice and hospital leadership to advocate for patients, physicians and medical directors. He is active with the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) as a member of the Board of Directors, chairman of the Healthcare Payment Committee and member of the RPA’s team of advisors to the American Medical Association Relative Value Units Utilization Committee. Dr. Giullian trained in nephrology and transplantation at Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from the University of Colorado at Denver. Twitter: @Dr_Giullian_MD