Professor Jay B. Wish, MD is Medical Director of the Out-Patient Dialysis Unit at Indiana University Hospital and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. He received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine and he completed his medical residency and nephrology fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He is past president of the National Forum of ESRD Networks and was the lead nephrology consultant to the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative from 2009 through 2012.
He served on the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association and the American Association of Kidney Patients and was the recipient of the latter’s Visionary Award in 2005. Dr. Wish is Vice Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board for Nephrology News & Issues and is on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He has had numerous articles, editorials, reviews, and book chapters published, particularly in the areas of ESRD quality oversight/improvement, accountability, anemia management and vascular access.