Stan Langhofer is first and foremost a nurse who loves taking care of the people who take care of our patients, allowing them the opportunity for life. He is the Dallas, Texas, regional vice president at American Renal Associates (ARA). In this role, he works closely with ARA’s physician partners, Dallas Nephrology Associates, and other physicians to open state of the art dialysis clinics throughout the state of Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Langhofer began his dialysis career in 1981, accumulating experience in a variety of positions, including technician, staff nurse, education coordinator, and administrator. In 1995, Mr. Langhofer became CEO of Kansas Dialysis Services (KDS), an SDO in northeastern Kansas. Under his leadership, KDS grew to include six inpatient clinics, multiple acute hospital contracts and a large home dialysis program that he remains passionate about. Mr. Langhofer also served as the regional operations director for the northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri territories for DaVita, following DaVita’s acquisition of KDS in 2012. Mr. Langhofer is a member of ANNA and a past president of NRAA, now the Renal Healthcare Association, and continues to serve on their national board of directors.