Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension was launched in 1992. It is part 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 each 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, and remained at Vanderbilt for a residency in pathology. Dr Fogo also received 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 link between the renin angiotensin aldosterone system and the fibrinolytic/thrombolytic plasmin/plasminogen activator system. In recent years, Dr Fogo has explored the possibility of regression of sclerosis. She is also dedicated to diagnostic renal pathology, and has created the online Atlas of Renal Pathology with the American Journal of Kidney Disease and the National Kidney Foundation; she also enjoys teaching renal pathology and published two renal pathology books. 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 is a native of Hong Kong, and graduated from Yale University, USA, 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 degree in epidemiology.
Dr Hsu has been at the University of California San Francisco Division of Nephrology since 1999 where he is now Associate Professor and Interim Division Chief. 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 the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International and the New England Journal of Medicine.