Dr. Mony Fraer
Associate Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, USA.
I have been working as an academic nephrologist since finishing my residency in 2005. The clinical part of my work involves all aspects of care for patients with kidney diseases (including transplant, kidney stones, hypertension and dialysis) both in an inpatient (at all 3 hospitals in the Iowa City area) and outpatient setting; I also continue to have a general internal medicine inpatient exposure. The teaching aspect of my job involves both formal/class as well as bedside/clinical education for trainees at different levels (students, residents of different specialties and nephrology fellows as well as peers - outreach, division and departmental lectures). From an administrative perspective I have been the medical director for dialysis at University of Iowa since 2015; in this role, I am responsible for the quality and safety, staff education and other aspects of the 7 dialysis units owned by the University; leadership skills in this job involve communication, negotiations across departments and with senior leadership. I am also a quality officer in the department of medicine and solid organ transplant. In preparing for the fundamental changes in healthcare I completed a Master in Healthcare Delivery Science through Dartmouth College. With this theoretical knowledge, practical skills, leadership experience and quality and safety background as well with the understanding of ongoing and future healthcare challenges I feel prepared to and would welcome tackling this opportunity