Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer is a Professor of Medicine, holds the Gordon A. Cain Chair in Nephrology, and serves as Chief of the Section of Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Originally from Vienna, Austria, he earned a Master of Public Health degree in Health Care Management (1999) and a Doctor of Science degree in Health Policy (2001) from Harvard University. He then spent 8 years on the faculty of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where he established himself as a prolific investigator and leader in the discipline of comparative-effectiveness research as it pertains to kidney disease. Before joining Baylor in 2014, he spent 5 years at Stanford University where he was the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Nephrology. His main areas of research interest include the treatment of anemia as well as the effectiveness and safety of interventions for cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney disease. In addition, he has particular interest in medical publishing. He serves as the Associate Editor for Nephrology of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association, was a Co-Editor of the American Journal of Kidney Disease for 10 years, and has been appointed to several other editorial boards of leading nephrology and epidemiology journals. Since 2016, he has served as the Co-Chair of Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), the leading guideline group in nephrology.