5173-Wish, Jay

Jay B. Wish, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University Hospital, Suite 6100
550 University Blvd
UH 6100
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5250


Jay B. Wish, MD is Medical Director of the Out-Patient Dialysis Unit at Indiana University Hospital, Chief Medical Officer for Dialysis at IU Health, and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  He is past president of the National Forum of ESRD Networks and was the lead nephrology consultant to the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative 2009-2012.  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 boards of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  He has had numerous articles, editorials, reviews, and book chapters published, particularly in the areas of End-Stage Kidney Disease quality oversight/improvement, accountability, anemia management and vascular access.

Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • DaVita University Dialysis Medical Director
  • Acute Dialysis Medical Director University Hospital
  • Education
    2000 FEL Tufts University
    1977 RES Tufts University
    1974 MD Tufts University
    1970 BA Wesleyan University
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology
  • Clinical Interests

    Hemodialysis, chronic kidney disease, quality measurement and improvement, and anemia of kidney disease.

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