2020 has been overshadowed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. National governments, societies, health care systems, and multinational corporations have raced to contain a constantly evolving public health crisis. As we enter the fall, the COVID-19 pandemic shows little signs of abating – but this is not the time to give up. Join us on September 28 at 11:00 am ET for a conversation with ACG Board Member Dr. Franklin W. Maddux, Global Chief Medical Officer and Member of the Management Board of Fresenius Medical Care, who will talk about how agility, ingenuity, and innovation have helped come to terms with the pandemic.
Franklin W. Maddux is Global Chief Medical Officer and Member of the Management Board for Fresenius Medical Care, overseeing the delivery of high-quality, value-based care for the world’s most expansive kidney care organization. His distinguished career encompasses more than three decades of experience as a physician, expert nephrologist, technology entrepreneur, and health care executive. Dr. Maddux joined Fresenius Medical Care in 2009 after the company acquired Health IT Services Group, a leading electronic health record (EHR) software company, which he founded. He developed one of the first laboratory electronic data interchange programs for the US dialysis industry and later created one of the first web-based EHR solutions, now marketed under Acumen Physician Solutions.
He previously served as chief medical officer and senior vice president for Specialty Care Services Group and is the former president of Virginia’s Danville Urologic Clinic, where he was a practicing nephrologist for nearly two decades. An alumnus and former Trustee of Vanderbilt University, Dr. Maddux earned his medical degree from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he holds a faculty appointment as clinical associate professor. His writings have appeared in leading medical journals around the world, and his pioneering health care information technology innovations are part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution