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Frank A. Gotch, MD

August 27, 1926 - February 18, 2017

It is with deep sadness to report that Dr. Frank A. Gotch, pioneering nephrologist and founder of "kinetic modeling" has died.

Dr. Frank A. Gotch, born August 27, 1926 in Humboldt, Iowa, was 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 was a consultant to the Renal Research Institute in New York and 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 provided consultation in dialysis kinetics and dialysis systems development to industry.

Dr. Gotch can be considered as the "father of modern dialysis kinetic modeling" and responsible for the development of the Fresenius On-Line Clearance Monitor and Access Flow.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah, son Jeremy, granddaughters Rachel & Zoe, Nephew and Niece Marty and Jane.

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