Medical Review Board


Quality Insights Renal Network 3's 16-member Medical Review Board (MRB) is charged with overseeing the Network 3 quality program. Board activities include the following:

  • Identifying Network-wide and dialysis facility-specific opportunities for improvement through routine monitoring of data profiles and pattern analysis
  • Designing and implementing activities to address areas needing improvement and/or further examination
  • Making recommendations to and assisting dialysis facilities in correcting identified problems and improving care
  • Identifying "high-performing" dialysis facilities and working with them to identify benchmark practices to share with other facilities
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Medical Review Board, please contact Christopher Brown at (609) 490-0310 ext. 2426 or chrisbrown@nw3.esrd.net.

2018 Members

Ann Panten, RD
Fresenius Medical Care Renal Institute
New Jersey

Digna Acevedo, MSN, RN
Renal Ventures
New Jersey

Heather Lefkowitz, MD
DaVita Parkside Dialysis
New Jersey

Hope Adams, MSW, LSW
Fresenius Medical Care
New Jersey

Joshua Kaplan, MD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
New Jersey

Joy Duarte
Patient Representative
New Jersey

Juan Nieto, CBET
Certified Biomedical Nephrology Technician
New Jersey

Kathy Searson, RN
DCI North Brunswick
New Jersey


Keith Norris, MD
Atlantis Healthcare Group
Puerto Rico

Kevin James, MD
Vascular Surgeon
New Jersey

Lenna Lipman, RN
Fresenius Medical Care 
New Jersey

Lisandro Montalvo, MD
Fresenius Medical Care
Puerto Rico

Mani Swaminathan
Patient Representative
New Jersey


Michael Yudd, MD
VA Hospital
New Jersey

Pat Madden, RN
Kennedy Healthcare
New Jersey

Sherla Sealey, MS, APRN, CWS
Roy Schneider Hospital
US Virgin Islands