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Klemens B. Meyer, MD accepting new patients


Overview

Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Harvard Medical School; Tufts Medical Center
Board Certifications Internal Medicine, Nephrology
NPI # 1235177544
Gender Male
Language(s) German

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
4th Floor
35 Kneeland St.
Box 391
Boston, MA 02111
Fax #: 617-636-5539
Phone #: 617-636-5866

Honors + Awards

2015, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2014 Distinguished Faculty Award from Tufts University School of Medicine
2013, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
2012, "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report
2006, Gift of Life Outstanding Physician – Nephrology Award. National Kidney Foundation of MA, RI, NH & VT

Publications + National Presentations

1. Johnson DS, Meyer KB, Johnson HK. The 2011 ESRD Prospective Payment System and the Survival of an Endangered Species: The Perspective of a Not-for-Profit Medium-Sized Dialysis Organization. Am J Kidney Dis. Epub 2011 Feb 16.

2. Gabbay E, Calvo-Broce J, Meyer KB, Trikalinos TA, Cohen J, DM. The empirical basis for determinations of medical futility. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(10):1083-9. Epub 2010 Jul 20.

3. Calvo JA, Miskulin DC, Meyer KB, Weiner DE. Nadir hemoglobin levels after discontinuation of epoetin in hemodialysis patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5(9):1621-7. Epub 2010 Jul 22.

4. Tangri N, Moorthi R, Tighiouhart H, Meyer KB, Miskulin DC. Variation in fistula use across dialysis facilities: is it explained by case-mix? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5(2):307-13. Epub 2010 Jan 7. PMID: 20056763.

5. Gabbay E, Meyer KB, JL, Richardson MM, Miskulin DC. Temporal trends in health-related quality of life among hemodialysis patients in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5(2):261-7. Epub 2009 Dec 17. PMID: 20019114

6. Jhamb M, Argyropoulos C, Steel JL, Plantinga L, Wu AW, Fink NE, Powe NR, Meyer KB, Unruh ML; for the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for End-Stage Renal Disease (CHOICE) Study. Correlates and Outcomes of Fatigue among Incident Dialysis Patients. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009;4:1779-84.

7. Servilla KS, Singh AK, Hunt WC, Harford AM, Miskulin D, Meyer KB, Bedrick EJ, Rohrscheib MR, Tzamaloukas AH, Johnson HK, Zager PG. Anemia management and association of race with mortality and hospitalization in a large not-for-profit dialysis organization. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Sep;54(3):498-510. Epub 2009 Jul 23.

8. Bhargava J, Germain M, Kitsen J, Cohen LM, Meyer KB. Knowledge and participation of front-line dialysis facility staff in end-of-life discussions. Nephrol News Issues. 2009 Aug;23(9):34-6, 38-40.

9. Miskulin DC, Weiner DE, Tighiouart H, Ladik V, Servilla K, Zager PG, Martin A, Johnson HK, Meyer KB; Medical Directors of Dialysis Clinic Inc. Computerized Decision Support for EPO Dosing in Hemodialysis Patients Am J Kidney Dis. 2009;54:1025-33.

10. Unruh ML, Newman AB, Larive B, Dew MA, Miskulin DC, Greene T, Beddhu S, Rocco MV, Kusek JW, Meyer KB; Hemodialysis Study Group. The influence of age on changes in health-related quality of life over three years in a cohort undergoing hemodialysis. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008 Sep;56(9):1608-17. Epub 2008 Aug 21.

News, Media + Videos

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Boston magazine honors 2016 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

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Boston magazine honors 2015 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

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Boston magazine honors 2014 “Top Doctors” at Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children.

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have Boston’s “Top Doctors.”

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Interests

Clinical
Dr. Meyer's practice covers a broad range of chronic kidney disease, including kidney stones, glomerular disease and refractory hypertension. He brings formal training in clinical decision making to bear on his clinical practice. He has particular interest in helping patients and families to think through the choices entailed in chronic kidney disease treatment, in preparing them for dialysis and kidney transplantation, in coordinating their care by a multidisciplinary team, and in supporting both active and palliative home care. He is an active transplant nephrologist. He places particular emphasis on achieving a continuum of inpatient and outpatient care, on optimal management of vascular and peritoneal access, and on achieving care of the individual as well as of the disease.

Research
Dr. Meyer’s research interests are the measurement of patient experience and in dialysis informatics.

Other
Dr. Meyer is also actively involved in data-driven quality improvement activities. In his capacity as DCI's Medical Director for Information Systems, Dr. Meyer participates in the development and operations of both medical and business information systems, guiding the work of a team of approximately 50 information technology staff and three nurses at DCI in Nashville and Chicago.

Other Professional Activities

Dr. Meyer has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ESRD Network of New England and as President of the National Forum of ESRD Networks. He is a member of the Renal and Detoxification Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation and of the Medical Advisory Board of the American Association of Kidney Patients.