Dr. Alex Yevzlin is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of Interventional Nephrology at the University of Michigan. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of Interventional Nephrology, having edited the first three textbooks on the subject, and is a past President of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. His publications have been cited over 1,800 times. Dr. Yevzlin also served as Vice Chair of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) committee, responsible for the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access. In addition to his academic contributions, he has been involved in the invention, design, and commercialization of multiple medical devices in his role as chief medical officer, chief science officer, and founder of multiple start-up medical device and biotech companies. Dr. Yevzlin graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and fellowship in Nephrology at Northwestern.