Bio - Allen NissensonAllen R. Nissenson, MD is Chief Medical Officer of DaVita Healthcare Partners.

Dr. Nissenson is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School and spent much of his career at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he is still Emeritus Professor of Medicine. Dr. Nissenson served as President of the Renal Physicians Association, the National Association of Nephrologists, focusing on public policy and clinical practice issues. He is the author of two dialysis textbooks, and has written hundreds of articles on anemia, dialysis care and health care. In addition, Dr. Nissenson is the founding President of the National Anemia Action Council (NAAC), a multidisciplinary organization to raise awareness of professionals and the public about the prevalence, consequences, and treatment of anemia.