New NKF Board Member: Ruben Velez

New York, NY (October 23, 2006) - The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced the election of Ruben Velez, MD, to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Velez is President and CEO of Dallas Nephrology Associates, the country’s largest nephrology group and Co-Director of Dallas Transplant Institute’s Pre-Transplant Department. He is a member of the American Society of Transplant Physicians and International Society of Transplantation. He has served on the Medical Advisory Board of the NKF of North Texas since 2000, is a member of the Texas State Department of Health’s End Stage Renal Disease Task Force.

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation.