Dr. Ruben Velez has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Renal Physicians Association, a Rockville, Md.-based nephrology specialty organization with 4,000 members.
Renal Physicians Association elects new president
Velez, 57, has practiced for 28 years at Dallas Nephrology Associates in Texas and has served as president and CEO of the group for the past 10 years.
"We cannot sit on the sidelines and watch federal agencies develop policies that will impact our ability to deliver quality kidney patient care," Velez said in a Renal Physicians Association news release. "We will have a seat at the table to speak on behalf of practicing nephrologists and influence legislation and regulations that affect our patients."
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