Mark Mitsnefes, MD, MS is pediatric nephrologist and co-director of multidisciplinary hypertension clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Program Director of Clinical Translational Research Center at University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mitsnefes is an established clinical investigator with expertise in understanding the development of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children with kidney disease. He is a co-chair of cardiovascular committee for the CKiD study, NIH-funded the multicenter study of children with CKD. He has published more than 120 articles and 14 chapters on cardiovascular health and hypertension in children and adolescents.