Frank Gotch (MD)

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Frank A. Gotch, MD
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Born Frank A. Gotch
(1926-08-27)August 27, 1926
Humboldt, Iowa
Education University of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco
Occupation Nephrologist
Years active 1951 - present
Spouse(s) Sarah Berrick Gotch
Children two

Frank A. Gotch, MD born 1926 in Humboldt, Iowa, is an American physician known for his work in renal dialysis adequacy, specifically the development of Kt/V and standardized Kt/V. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Gotch is a consultant to the Renal Research Institute in New York and is Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Gotch has worked in clinical dialysis and dialysis research, particularly quantification of therapy, for over 30 years. He chaired the NIH Hemodialyzer evaluation Study Group which sets standards for dialyzer performance in 1972 and the National NIH conference on Adequacy of Hemodialysis in 1975. He served on the planning committee and as kinetic consultant to the National Cooperative Dialysis Study and serves on the Steering Committee of the current HEMO study and was Co-Principal Investigator of a Cooperative study of Randomized Peritoneal Dialysis Prescriptions and Clinical Outcome. He has over 100 publications and provides consultation in dialysis kinetics and dialysis systems development to industry. His current research interests are primarily concerned with modeling dialysis technology.

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