Terry Litchfield is the President of Access Solutions, a national consultative service focused on patient advocacy related to vascular access services. Prior to this recent role, she was Vice President of Clinical Operations at Lifeline Vascular Access. She has also served as Executive Director for the Kelsey-Seybold Foundation for Medical Research and Education, a research foundation which supports dialysis field development work for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the developing world. She has been active in the renal industry in a variety of capacities for over thirty years.
Best known for her outcomes research and disease management for renal disease and chronic kidney disease patients, she is the author of a number of publications in the field. She is also a dedicated patient advocate: her late husband Bill celebrated 46 years of renal replacement therapy prior to his death, so she is familiar with the family side of renal care in addition to her professional activities in the field.
Arguing for a more patient-centered approach to challenging conditions like CKD, Litchfield is active in many patient organizations including the Kidney Health Initiative’s Patient and Family Partnership Council, American Association of Kidney Patients, and Dialysis Patient Citizens.