Associate Professor Nigel Toussaint, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, is the Deputy Director of Nephrology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor within the Department of Medicine at the University of Melbourne, Australia. A/Prof Toussaint completed his nephrology training in Melbourne in 2005 and completed his PhD studies at Monash University in 2009 undertaking clinical research in the area of vascular calcification and cardiovascular risk in patients with CKD. He has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology (Monash University, 2007), and an NHMRC National Institute of Clinical Studies Fellowship (2011) in the area of implementation research. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Nephrology and is currently a member of Council for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology. A/Prof Toussaint practices nephrology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital where he is also the lead physician for clinical research within the Nephrology Department. His current research involves clinical epidemiology and clinical trials as well as translational research in the areas of CKD-MBD biomarkers, vascular calcification and renal osteodystrophy. He is also a member of the KDIGO CKD-MBD working group involved in revision of CKD-MBD clinical guidelines.