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Our leadership strives to foster stability and growth, while bringing a commitment to new clinical research innovations.

DaVita Clinical Research® Leadership

Fostering stability, growth, and a commitment to new clinical research innovations, the DaVita Clinical Research® team is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of clinical research with a unique perspective that only a provider-based Renal Research Site Network can provide.

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Amy Young

Vice President, General Manager

Amy Young has been a vital part of DCR bringing deep experience in the execution of research required to bring new therapies to market. Direct experience in the care of… Read more

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Tara Kelley

Vice President of Operations, Clinical Trials

Tara Kelley’s clinical operations experience spans 20 years and includes a broad range of project and resource management, strategic business planning, team building and effective leadership.  Her expertise includes protocol… Read more

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Michael Kritschgau

Sr. Director, Strategic Alliances

Michael Kritschgau joined DCR in 2016 and brings with him over 20 years of site experience in the clinical trial industry.  He began his career at the largest independent research… Read more

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Steven Brunelli MD, MSCE

Vice President and Medical Director of Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Prior to joining DCR, he was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he directed an active clinical research group focusing on chronic… Read more

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Francesca Tentori, MD, MSCI

Medical Director, VP, DaVita Outcomes Research and Patient Empowerment

Francesca Tentori, MD, MS is the medical director of outcomes research and patient empowerment at DaVita and an adjunct instructor in medicine at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Tentori is an internationally… Read more