Dr. Anitha Vijayan received her medical degree from the University of the West Indies in 1990. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s hospital in Chesterfield, MO and her Nephrology fellowship at Washington University. Dr. Vijayan then joined the Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis as an instructor in 1999 and promoted to Professor of Medicine in 2012. Dr. Vijayan currently serves as Medical Director of Acute Dialysis Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the premier teaching institution of the university. Her clinical expertise and research has been primarily dedicated to improving outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury. She has published widely in the area of biomarkers for early diagnosis and renal replacement therapy in AKI. In addition to her expertise in AKI, Dr. Vijayan has also been involved in infection prevention and currently chairs a workgroup as part of the ASN-NTDS committee which is focused on reducing infections in hemodialysis patients. She holds several administrative roles at the university and the hospital, including being a member of the Medical School Admissions Committee, Faculty Practice Plan and the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. She is also a member of American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation.