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Podcast: Innovation in Kidney Care

Implementation science is the application of research findings and evidence-based interventions to routine clinical practice; it is an important part of innovation in health care. Listen to this podcast, in which Hunter Barnett interviews Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN, more in depth on what implementation science is and the successes that have been seen in implantation science for the kidney care community. They also discuss additional innovation opportunities—beyond implementation science—that are expected in the future within kidney care.

Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN

Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN

Mahesh Krishnan, MD, is the group vice president of research and development at DaVita. Most recently, he served as DaVita’s first international chief medical officer where he oversaw DaVita’s growth to 250 clinics in 10 countries. Before joining DaVita, Dr. Krishnan served as medical director and global development leader for Amgen’s ESA Epogen, where he played a key role in discussions with the FDA and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He was also the head of global health economics for nephrology at Amgen and executive director of medical policy for all Amgen projects. He currently serves on the editorial board of Nephrology News and Issues, has written two books and has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Krishnan earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University and completed his internal medicine training at Georgetown and nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA in medical services management from the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business.

Hunter Barnett

Hunter Barnett

Hunter Barnett has been with DaVita for more than six years. During that time, he has worked on the Integrated Kidney Care and corporate strategy teams and currently the marketing and communications team, in which he leads DaVita’s brand strategy. Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder and is currently studying for his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.