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.
Luis M Ruilope
Dr Ruilope graduated from the University of Madrid, before taking up a residence and fellowship at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation in Madrid. Between 1977 and 1984, he served as the Associate Professor of the Department of Physiology at the Medical School, Complutense University. Dr Ruilope is currently the Head of Hypertension at the Octubre Hospital in Madrid and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Complutense University in Madrid.
Dr Ruilope's main field of interest lies in hypertension and the kidney, and between 1991 and 1994 he was Secretary of the Spanish Hypertension League. In addition, Dr Ruilope is a member of the Scientific Council of the International Society of Hypertension, Officer at large, Scientific Council of the European Society of Hypertension between 1993 and 1997, and an International Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research.
As well as being a member of many Hypertension Societies and Associations, Dr Ruilope has been active in key studies and has been a member of the Steering Committee in HOT, INSIGHT, SCOPE and CONVINCE. In addition, Dr Ruilope is a member of the editorial board of leading journals, including Journal of Hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Prevention, and Medicina Clinica.
David B Mount
Born in Boston, Dr Mount graduated in 1990 from medical school at the University of Toronto. After a residency in Internal Medicine at Toronto General Hospital he completed a clinical and research fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In 1997 he moved with his research mentor Steven Hebert to Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, where he established an independent laboratory in 1999.
In 2001 he returned to Boston, where he is now Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Renal Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the VA Boston Healthcare System.
Dr Mount's honors have included a Physician Scientist Award from the NIDDK and an Advanced Research Career Development award from the Veterans Administration. His research effort focuses on the molecular physiology of various renal and neuronal anion transporters.