Fresenius Medical Care, the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, announced today that it has appointed Dr. Frank Maddux as Global Chief Medical Officer. With this newly created position the company further advances the great importance of applying clinical science at an ever-higher level. This includes also the facilitation of enhanced cooperation and exchange of knowledge across the entire Fresenius Medical Care network to ensure high-quality outcomes for patients worldwide.

Rice Powell, Chief Executive Officer of Fresenius Medical Care and Chairman of the Management Board, said: “Each of us understands that the well-being of our patients is our priority, and key to the company’s success all over the world. To continuously deliver on this commitment, it is becoming increasingly important that we also coordinate the interpretation of clinical science and medical practice patterns on a global basis. With Dr. Maddux we have a Global Chief Medical Officer with a well-deserved, excellent reputation inside and outside our company. He will ensure that we utilize the benefits of our global, vertically integrated approach to achieve the best clinical outcomes for our patients, their families and the payor community as well. Our Medical Office led by Dr. Maddux will be key to our ability to drive value for our patients by pursuing new and evolving medical opportunities, such as a more focused home therapies offering, regenerative medicine or enhancing our care coordinated business model throughout the world.”

Dr. Maddux is a physician, IT entrepreneur and health care executive with more than 30 years of health care experience. He has been working for Fresenius Medical Care since 2009. Most recently Dr. Maddux served as Executive Vice President for Clinical & Scientific Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Fresenius Medical Care North America with responsibility for the delivery of high-quality, value-based care for the largest integrated renal care network in the U.S. His outstanding expertise and research interests have been focused on the quality of care for chronic kidney disease patients.