Interest

Network of Indian Professionals(2009-2011) o Dallas Chapter- Community Service Chairman o Organized various community related events including charity, fundraisers and volunteer involving members of the Asian American Community. o http://netipdallas.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28&Itemid=5 National Association of Asian Americans- NAAAP DFW [2010-Present] o Director Of Events Planning o http://dfw.naaap.org/OurLeadership/Directors/VishalBagchi.aspx Vishal is an Event Director and leads NAAAP DFW in organizing various community related events including charity, fundraisers and volunteering that involves the members in the Asian American Community. He leads the National Kidney Foundation Dallas Chapter for Renal Dietitians and is a speaker for Pharmaceutical companies in the field of Nephrology. He plays an active role in participating at various health fairs and community events by spreading the knowledge of good nutrition and healthy living in prevention of Hypertension and Diabetes that may eventually lead to kidney failure. He plays mridanga, naal and other percussion instruments from India, at the Temple, and in his free time. He also likes to play sports, workout and experiment with cooking high protein vegetarian meals. He is very adventurous and spontaneous when it comes to traveling and plans to travel to South America this year. Vishal is fluent in Gujarat, Hindi and Bengali. Vishal is from Ahmadabad, Gujarat but grew up in Dallas, TX. He has a Clinical Dietetics Degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and works in the field of Critical Care and Nephrology Nutrition. He is also a National Honorary Sigma Iota Epsilon MBA graduate from University of Dallas in the field of Marketing and Management and plans to incorporate that into a leadership role in healthcare especially in the Home Dialysis market. He has worked at UT Southwestern Hospitals and Baylor HealthCare for few years before migrating to outpatient care within the field of Nephrology. UT system United To serve Health Fair(2004-2006) o Event Lead 2005 o UT Southwestern Volunteers Organizer [over 200 volunteers and 1000+ attendees], Volunteering, Cooking, Vishal is an Event Director and leads NAAAP DFW in organizing various community related events including charity, fundraisers and volunteering that involves the members in the Asian American Community. He leads the National Kidney Foundation Dallas Chapter for Renal Dietitians and is a speaker for Pharmaceutical companies in the field of Nephrology. He plays an active role in participating at various health fairs and community events by spreading the knowledge of good nutrition and healthy living in prevention of Hypertension and Diabetes that may eventually lead to kidney failure. He plays mridanga, naal and other percussion instruments from India, at the Temple, and in his free time. He also likes to play sports, workout and experiment with cooking high protein vegetarian meals. He is very adventurous and spontaneous when it comes to traveling and plans to travel to South America this year. Vishal is fluent in Gujarat, Hindi and Bengali. Vishal is from Ahmadabad, Gujarat but grew up in Dallas, TX. He has a Clinical Dietetics Degree from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and works in the field of Critical Care and Nephrology Nutrition. He is also a National Honorary Sigma Iota Epsilon MBA graduate from University of Dallas in the field of Marketing and Management and plans to incorporate that into a leadership role in healthcare especially in the Home Dialysis market. He has worked at UT Southwestern Hospitals and Baylor HealthCare for few years before migrating to outpatient care within the field of Nephrology.

Summary

Dallas resident Vishal Bagchi currently works for both Fresenius Medical Care and Renal Ventures Management, serving clients with chronic kidney diseases in clinical and home settings. A registered and licensed dietitian, Mr. Bagchi earned his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Dietetics and Critical Care from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In 2011, Vishal Bagchi also received his Master of Business Administration from the Graduate School of Management at the University of Dallas. In addition to his formal education, Mr. Bagchi participates in continuous professional development, including research and leadership training. At Fresenius Medical Care, one of the world’s largest dialysis services providers, Vishal Bagchi performs at-home, in-center, and NxStage hemodialysis treatments and develops renal nutrition plans based on patient needs. He also leads the company’s North Texas Dietitian Team; plans, coordinates, and conducts continuing education for his staff; and assists corporate headquarters in creating and editing outreach materials for Fresenius Medical Care’s website. Since joining the company’s Dallas clinic in 2007, Mr. Bagchi has helped boost its anemia management program into the top 10 percent company-wide and has identified and addressed multiple errors in pre-state survey audits. Employed at Renal Ventures Management in the Home Kidney Care division since 2010, Mr. Bagchi helps create protocols for calcimimetic use in the company’s home dialysis program and leads the effort to meet new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations. Along with his professional commitments, Vishal Bagchi chairs the Dallas chapter of the Council of Renal Nutrition, part of the National Kidney Foundation. He participates in the Dallas Dietetic Association and the Medical Reserve Corps of Dallas County. In addition, Mr. Bagchi is a member of the Network of Indian Professionals and serves as Chairman of his local chapter’s Community Service Committee. He is also the Director of Community Relations for the National Association of Asian American Professionals in Dallas-Fort Worth

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Renal Dietitian-Home, NxStage® and Incenter Hemodialysis

Fresenius Medical Care

Renal Dietitian-Home, NxStage® and Incenter Hemodialysis                           

  • Make recommendations on bone and anemia disease based on lab parameters
  • Create corrective action plans to address Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) internal audit deficiencies
  • Improve dietitian quality output by planning, coordinating and leading conducting continuing educational programs for North Texas dietitian teams
  • Create and edit education materials for FMCNA.com
  • Establish protocol for calcimimetics to comply with CMS guidelines and company goals.

Achievements

  • Brought clinic to top 10% from bottom 10% in nutritional parameters in three month period (Sustained high level for one year)
  • Reached top 10% for Anemia Management and lower medication usage for two consecutive months
  • Created, executed and ensured full compliance of internal audit action plan in two month that prevented punitive action by CMS
Apr 2010 - Apr 2011

Renal Dietitian-Peritoneal Dialysis

Renal Ventures Management

Renal Dietitian-Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemo Dialysis, NxStage®

  • Conduct nutritional assessments and providing Renal Medical Nutrition therapy to adults and children (One of two dietitians in Renal Pediatrics Area]
  • Leading the clinic to meet the new CMS regulations.
  • Established protocols for calcimimetics(Oral Vitamin D Dosage) for home dialysis program.
  • Dialysis machines used:
  • Baxter's HOMECHOICE automated Peritoneal Systems
  • Fresenius Liberty® Cycler automated Peritoneal Systems

Achievements

Reach internal goals for albumin, phosphors and iPTH within three months of arrival. A goal never met in the 1.5 years. 

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Lanthanum Carbonate Phosphate Binder Clinical Educator

Shire Pharmaceuticals

  • Provided research based evidence presentation for safety and efficacy 
  • Provided education to physician, dietitian and other clinical staff on Lanthanum Carbonate safety and efficacy. 
May 2006 - Dec 2008

Critical Care Dietitian

UT Southwestern Hospital

  • Provided medical nutrition therapy to patient populations including nutritional assessment, modified diet formulation, self-management training and nutritional intervention to patients
  • Provided Enteral and Parental nutritional support to critical care patients

Achievements

  • Developed and launched protocol for Enteral and Parental nutrition with new formulary switching form Abbott to Nestle

Education

Education
May 2008 - Aug 2011

Masters In Business Administration

University Of Dallas
May 2004 - Aug 2006

Clinical Nutrition

University of Texas Southwestern Allied Health Science