FFCL Speaker’s Bureau

Fistula First Speakers Bureau

The Fistula First Catheter Last (FFCL) Speakers Bureau includes experts in the field of vascular access that are available to make presentations at local, regional, and/or national meetings.

*The Speakers Bureau is a resource only, CMS and the FFCL Workgroup Coalition do not pay for or endorse the speakers. Presentations are the opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of CMS, the sponsor of the FFCL Workgroup Coalition.

Speakers Bureau

Anil K. Agarwal, MD, FACP, FASN

395 W. 12th Ave. Ground Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
aagarwal@pol.net
Topics of Expertise: Vascular access, CKD, Interventional Nephrology, Fistula First
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Arif Asif

Albany Medical Center
25 Hackett Blvd. Suite 193
Albany, NY 12208
(518) 262-5176
1600 NW 10th Ave. (R7168)
Miami, FL 33136
asif@med.miami.edu
Topics of Expertise: Hand ischemia, stents, immature fistulae, physical examination Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN

Quality Improvement Director
O: 405-948-2241 | F: 405-942-6884
lball@nw13.esrd.net
ESRD Network 13
4200 Perimeter Center Drive Suite 102 Ι Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Topics of Expertise: Vascular access assessment, cannulation, buttonhole training for patients and patient care staff.
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: No

Deborah Brouwer, RN, CNN

Director of Dialysis Access Initiatives
FMS- Medical Office
215-316-9864
Deborah.Brouwer-Maier@fmc-na.com
Topics of Expertise: Cannulation, general vascular access care, physical exam
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside US.
Honorarium Required: No

Kim Deaver, RN, BSN, CNN

273 Rippetoe Lane
Swoope, VA 24479
kcd6v@virginia.edu
Topics of Expertise: Vascular access and team development
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Chester H. Fox, MD

33 Wansfell Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226
chetfox@gmail.com
Topics of Expertise: Fistula First and the primary care response, primary care recognition and treatment of CKD
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: Yes

David Fox, MD, FACS,RPVI

1041 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10065
1- 212 362-3470
dfox123456@gmail.com
Topics of Expertise: Hemodialysis access creation for the complex patient, ultrasound guided hemodialysis access intervention, AV Access creation in the morbidly obese patient, dialysis access planning, principles of hemodialysis access creation, transposed AV fistulas
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Rohit K. Gupta, MD

2300-B East 3rd St.
Chattanooga, TN 37404
rgupta109@yahoo.com
Topics of Expertise: Interventional nephrology, CKD fistula clinics
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Yes

William C. Jennings, MD

University of Oklahoma Collage of Medicine, Tulsa
Department of Surgery
4502 East 41st St.
Tulsa, OK 74135-2512
william-jennings@outlook.com
Topics of Expertise: Vascular access surgery
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Michael P. Lilly, MD

Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 South Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
mlilly@smail.umaryland.edu
Topics of Expertise: AV access, construction, maintenance and maturation; role of duplex ultrasound in pre-access planning, intra-op use and post construction assessment (maturation, lesions); Fistula First impact/direction
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Gordon McLennan, MD, FSIR

9500 Euclid Ave., ND 3-28
Cleveland, OH 44195
mclenng@ccf.org or gmclenna@me.com
Topics of Expertise: Imaging to promote AVF use, dialysis access interventions, vein preservation, venous intervention, peripheral vascular disease in ESRD patients, AVF cannulation, physical exam of the dialysis access, molecular biology of access failure.
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Vo D. Nguyen, MD

2501 Wedgewood Ct., SE
Olympia, WA 98501
vdnguyen59@gmail.com
Topics of Expertise: Selection of suitable vessels for AVF surgery by Doppler mapping.  Multidisciplinary strategies to achieve 90% AVF, 10% catheters.  Role of HD unit staff in AVF creation and maintenance.  Monitoring AVF function by physical exam.
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the Us and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Yes

Timothy A. Pflederer, MD

Renal Intervention Center
430 Maxine Dr.
Morton, IL 61550
tap@renalcarassoc.com
Topics of Expertise: Dialysis vascular access issues, endovascular procedures, catheter procedures
Georgraphic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Yes

Sean P. Roddy, MD

43 New Scotland Ave. MC 157
Albany, NY 12208
roddys@albanyvascular.com
Topics of Expertise: Coding and reimbursement for AV access
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US.
Honorarium Required: Yes

Dori Schatell, MS

Medical Education Institute, Inc.
414 D’Onofrio Drive, Ste. 200
Madison, WI 53719
schatell@meiresearch.org
Topics of Expertise: Needle fear, body image, patient perspective on vascular access
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

W. G. Schenk, III, MD

Department of Surgery, University of Virginia
PO Box 800709
Charlottesville, VA 22908
wgs@virginia.edu
Topics of Expertise: Vascular Surgery, pre-op ultrasound
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel Eastern US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Larry A. Scher, MD

Montefiore Medical Center, Vascular Surgery
111 E. 210 St.
Bronx, NY 10467
lscher@montefiore.org
Topics of Expertise: Vascular access surgery, fistula creation, strategies for access creation, complications of vascular access (steal syndrom)
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Scott Trerotola, MD

Interventional Radiology
1 Silverstein
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
scott.trerotola@uphs.upenn.edu
Topics of Expertise: Percutaneous management of failing hemodialysis grafts and fistulae, mechanical thrombectomy of hemodialysis grafts and fistulae, approaches to enhance maturation of immature fistulae, hemodialysis catheters (stressing minimal but necessary use), venous preservation in CKD patients.
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside the US.
Honorarium Required: Yes

Tushar Vachharajani, MD

W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center
1601 Brenner Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
tvachh@gmail.com
Topics of Expertise: Hemodialysis vascular access, access examination, interventional nephrology
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the US and outside US.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable

Joseph Vassalotti, MD, FASN, FNKF

Lead Clinical Consultant, ESRD National Coordinating Center
Chief Medical Officer, National Kidney Foundation
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
joseph.vassalotti@mountsinai.org
Topics of Expertise: Hemodialysis vascular access, access examination, quality improvement
Geographic Limitations: Willing to travel the U.S.
Honorarium Required: Negotiable