Mr. Charles Wade Dummer has been appointed as “Best in Medicine” by the American Health Council. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on data analysis and visualization, biomedical engineering, patient risk management, process validation, and design control.
With nineteen years of experience in the field, Mr. Charles Wade Dummer excels in his role as the Senior Manager of Technical Services and Risk Management at Fresenius Medical Care. Based in Waltham, MA, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is the world’s only fully vertically integrated renal company that provides the highest quality care for individuals with renal and other chronic conditions. As the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers, FMCNA has the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, dialysis related disposable products, and renal pharmaceuticals.
Since joining Fresenius Medical Care North America at the Ogden Utah manufacturing site in 2012 as a Research and Development Engineer, now within the Quality Systems Department, Mr. Dummer’s day-to-day responsibilities include the management of the Technical Service Department, which contains Patient-Centered Risk Management, Precision Measurement, Process Validation, and Statistical Services. Mr. Dummer became interested in the biomedical engineering field when he learned his maternal grandfather died from the rare Polycystic Kidney Disease.
In 2000, Mr. Dummer earned his Masters of Science Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah. Prior to that, in 1996, he received his Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Dummer was instrumental in the establishment of the Technical Service Department at the FMC Ogden Facility where he helped revamp the Patient Risk Management and Process Validation Processes. He is the second author on a patent for a molecular diagnostic device and a non-invasive urea monitoring system for use during hemodialysis.
Mr. Dummer maintains affiliations with the following organizations: American Society of Quality (ASQ) and Parenteral Drug Association (PDA). He attributes any success in his life to the tender mercies of God and to the love of his wife as he has tried to constantly learn, apply engineering principles in all applications, and to creatively approach problems. He is very grateful of the support from his family including his lovely wife Shanna and their children Adam, Liza, Makenna, and Maggie.
Looking ahead, Mr. Dummer hopes to establish a Risk Management system fully integrated with the Quality System (from key process outputs to product failure-modes to patient harm rates) to provide real-time risk-based decisions; to establish semi-automate critical statistical analyzes to minimize misuse of statistical methods in process validation and risk management; and, to continue to focus on building the individuals he works with to be independent, critical thinkers, and well-balanced individuals with high moral character, who enjoy the satisfaction of meaningful contribution.
In his free time, Mr. Dummer enjoys music, singing, playing piano and guitar, theater, gardening, water and snow skiing, soccer, hiking with his family, serving in his church and community and writing stories for young children.
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Senior Manager of Technical Services and Risk Management at Fresnius Medical Care
- Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is the premier health care company focused on providing the highest quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions. Through its industry-leading network of dialysis facilities, outpatient cardiac and vascular labs, and urgent care centers, as well as the country’s largest practice of hospitalist and post-acute providers
- Fresenius Medical Care provides coordinated health care services at pivotal care points for hundreds of thousands of chronically ill customers throughout the continent. As the world’s only fully vertically integrated renal company, it offers specialty pharmacy and laboratory services, and manufactures and distributes the most comprehensive line of dialysis equipment, disposable products, and renal pharmaceuticals.