Dr. Jeffrey Berns is currently Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Associate Chief and Fellowship Training Program Director of the University of Pennsylvania's Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. He received his MD and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH then completed his Fellowship in Nephrology at Yale University. After spending 12 years in private practice he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of chronic kidney disease, glomerular diseases, renal pharmacology, and critical care nephrology. He has received many teaching awards and is actively involved in efforts to evaluate and improve training in nephrology. He has been Deputy Editor of NephSAP, serves on the ASN Training Program Director Executive Committee, and is Vice-Chair for Clinical Practice Guidelines for NKF's KDOQI program.