Derek Forfang

Public Liaison

Derek has been an ESRD patient since 1999 utilizing various treatment modalities including transplantation, peritoneal dialysis and in-center hemodialysis.  He serves on the National Kidney Foundations (NKF) Kidney Advocacy Committee (KAC) and the NKF Public Policy Committee. He Co-authored, "Navigating The Dialysis System, An Interactive Guide For Dialysis Patients" in 2013.  He Is the Vice-Chair of the National Forum of ESRD Networks, Kidney Patient Advisory Council, (KPAC), KPAC Representative to the Forum’s Medical Advisory Council and Member on the Board of Directors.  He is the Chair of ESRD Network #17’s Patient Advisory Committee (PAC), member of their Medical Review Board and Board of Directors.