Fresenius Medical Care Physician Selected for American Society for Apheresis Lectureship Award

  Fresenius Medical Care Physician Selected for American Society for Apheresis
  Lectureship Award

        Dr. Dobri Kiprov, Apheresis Expert, Receives Prestigious Honor

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- July 18, 2013

Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation’s leading provider of
dialysis and care for renal patients, is proud to announce that Dr. Dobri
Kiprov, medical director for its Apheresis Care Group, was recently chosen by
the American Society for Apheresis (ASFA) to receive the annual Francis S.
Morrison, M.D. Memorial Award and Lecture. Dr. Kiprov presented his keynote
lecture, “The Plausible Future of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange,” on May 23,
2013, at ASFA’s annual meeting in Denver, Colo.

Dr. Dobri Kiprov, medical director for Fresenius Medical Care's Apheresis Care
Group, was recently c ...

Dr. Dobri Kiprov, medical director for Fresenius Medical Care's Apheresis Care
Group, was recently chosen by the American Society for Apheresis to receive
the 2013 Francis S. Morrison, M.D. Memorial Award and Lecture. Apheresis is a
procedure in which patients' blood is withdrawn, components such as plasma or
platelets are removed, and then the blood is returned to the body. The process
is used to treat a variety of blood, kidney and nervous system diseases.

ASFA’s memorial lectureship award program recognizes individuals who have made
major contributions to the field of apheresis medicine and apheresis
professionals who have made a lasting difference in the field at the national
level. Apheresis is a procedure in which patients’ blood is withdrawn,
components such as plasma or platelets are removed, and then the blood is
returned to the body. The process is used to treat a variety of blood, kidney
and nervous system diseases. It is also an important part of stem cell and
other cell treatments.

“We’re pleased to honor Dr. Kiprov for his pioneering work and numerous
contributions to the field of apheresis,” said Nick Bandarenko, ASFA
president. “Besides his groundbreaking research and the many journal articles
he has written, he also served two terms on ASFA’s board of directors and
received the society’s Presidential Award.”

FMCNA is the largest U.S. apheresis services provider. It offers a full range
of apheresis therapies, including state-of-the-art stem cell collection and
LDL cholesterol removal.

“I’m truly honored by this award and the opportunity to deliver this
prestigious lecture, which encourages future developments to the field of
apheresis,” said Dr. Kiprov. “It’s especially meaningful to me because Francis
Morrison, the award’s namesake, was a good friend of mine.”

Dr. Kiprov earned his doctor of medicine degree in 1974 from Bulgaria’s
Medical University of Sofia, followed by residencies in Tel Aviv, Israel, and
at Cleveland’s Mount Sinai Hospital, and fellowships at Harvard Medical School
and the Children’s Hospital of San Francisco. Since May 2005, he has been
medical director and senior vice president for Fresenius Medical Services’
Apheresis Care Group. Dr. Kiprov is also the chief of immunotherapy in the
Department of Medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center located in San
Francisco, Calif.

Therapeutic apheresis is just one of an array of integrated inpatient and
outpatient care services that FMCNA provides to hospitals. More than 1,300
hospitals nationwide rely on FMCNA’s integrated services to provide
cost-effective treatments that improve the quality of patient outcomes,
shorten hospital stays and reduce the number of re-hospitalizations.

For more information about FMCNA’s integrated inpatient services, call
toll-free at 877-369-0547 or email Inpatientservices@fmc-na.com.

About Fresenius Medical Care North America

Through our leading network of more than 2,150 dialysis facilities in North
America and our vascular access centers, laboratory, pharmacy and affiliated
hospitals and nephrology practices, Fresenius Medical Care provides renal
services to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States,
Mexico and Canada. We are also the continent’s top producer of dialysis
equipment, dialyzers and related disposable products and a major supplier of
renal pharmaceuticals.

For more information about the company, visit www.fmcna.com; for information
about patient services, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com.

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