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
Prof Agnes Borge Fogo completed her medical training at Vanderbilt University Medical School, USA. She has remained at Vanderbilt for residency in pathology and for further training in renal pathology, with the late Dr Alan Glick, and also working 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, pursued by funding from NIH and other sources. 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. Prof Fogo enjoys being involved with teaching renal pathology, and received the Robert G. Narins award from the ASN in 2011 for her contributions in teaching. She is currently the John L. Shapiro professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, professor of medicine and pediatrics and director of the Renal/Electron Microscopy Laboratory, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, USA.
Dr Chi-yuan Hsu is a native of Hong Kong who graduated from Yale University, USA in 1989 with simultaneous B.S. and M.S. degrees. He obtained his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, USA, and completed his internal medicine residency at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital, USA. Dr Hsu went on to a nephrology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, USA and graduated from the Harvard School of Public Health, USA with a M.Sc. degree in epidemiology.
Dr Hsu has been at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA, Division of Nephrology since 1999 where he is now Professor and Division Chief. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and focuses on the epidemiology of acute, chronic and end-stage renal disease. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.