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American Renal Associates Announces Launch of American Renal Clinical Research Services

American Renal Associates Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ARA) (“ARA” or the “Company”), a leading provider of outpatient dialysis services, today announced the launch of American Renal Clinical Research Services ("ARCRS"), an investigative site network.

ARCRS brings clinical research to as many patients with renal disease as possible while continuing to deliver exceptional clinical care. Led by ARA’s Vice President of Clinical Research Ann Mooney and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Don Williamson, ARCRS provides expertise in managing all elements of research specific to ESRD and CKD. The launch of ARCRS provides ARA’s physician partners and industry sponsors with the opportunity to bring cutting edge research to kidney care patients.

“The purpose, and goal, of ARCRS is to continue to advance the care of ESRD patients,” said Mooney. “We do this by helping our physician partners who are capable of conducting clinical research feel well guided in the process and protected with the structure and oversight we provide.”

Mooney came to ARA from Frenova Renal Research, a subsidiary of Fresenius Medical Care, where she played a primary role in establishing the research services group nearly 20 years ago. In addition to extensive renal research experience, Mooney has held a variety of professional roles in the renal setting, including serving as an in-center and acute care staff nurse, as well as a clinic manager. Dr. Williamson has more than 25 years of experience as a nephrologist and Principal Investigator. Dr. Williamson has extensive knowledge in developing and implementing clinical protocols.

In addition to Mooney and Dr. Williamson, Katie DiTomaso will be working alongside Mooney. She has held positions in renal research as a Clinical Trial Project Financial Manager and brings knowledge of clinical trial operations and study management.

Interested physicians attending ASN's Kidney Week 2018 can stop by ARA Booth #2219 to meet with the ARCRS team.

For more information on partnering with American Renal Clinical Research Services, contact

About American Renal Clinical Research Services
Led by a team with more than 20 years of renal research experience, American Renal Clinical Research Services (“ARCRS”) is dedicated to assisting industry sponsors and principal investigators identify and deliver cutting edge care to kidney care patients.

About American Renal Associates
American Renal Associates (“ARA”) is a leading provider of outpatient dialysis services in the United States. As of June 30, 2018, ARA operated 233 dialysis clinic locations in 26 states and the District of Columbia serving approximately 16,000 patients with end stage renal disease. ARA operates principally through a physician partnership model, in which it partners with approximately 400 local nephrologists to develop, own and operate dialysis clinics. ARA’s Core Values emphasize taking good care of patients, providing physicians with clinical autonomy and operational support, hiring and retaining the best possible staff and providing best practices management services. For more information about American Renal Associates, visit

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Last Updated: 19-Oct-2018