Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension was launched in 1992. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of nephrology and hypertension is divided into 12 sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Section Editors for this issue.
Agnes B. Fogo
Agnes Borge Fogo completed her medical training at Vanderbilt University Medical School. She remained at Vanderbilt for a residency in pathology and for further training in renal pathology with the late Dr Alan Glick and in experimental renal diseases with Dr Iekuni Ichikawa. Her main research interests are focused on progression of chronic kidney disease and the renin angiotensin aldosterone system and its link to the fibrinolytic/thrombolytic plasmin/plasminogen activator system. In recent years, she has explored the possibility of regression of sclerosis. She is also dedicated to diagnostic renal pathology, and has created an online Atlas of Renal Pathology with the American Journal of Kidney Disease and the National Kidney Foundation, and enjoys being involved with teaching renal pathology. She is currently Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the Renal/Electron Microscopy Laboratory at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr Chi-yuan Hsu grew up in Hong Kong and graduated from Yale University with simultaneous BS and MS degrees in 1989. He obtained his MD from Harvard Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. Dr Hsu went on to a nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health with a MSc in epidemiology.
Since 1999, Dr Hsu has been a faculty member in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California at San Francisco. He divides his time between patient care and clinical research. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and focuses on the epidemiology and consequences of chronic kidney disease. Dr Hsu's papers have been published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Kidney International and New England Journal of Medicine. He is active in the American Society of Nephrology as a member of the Clinical Science Committee, a member of the JASN editorial board and Associate Editor of Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP).