Dr. Edward D. Siew is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN within the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and a Staff Physician at the Nashville VA. Dr. Siew received his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at The University of California, San Francisco. He also completed fellowships in Critical Care Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Nephrology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Siew is also a graduate of the Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation at Vanderbilt whose research program is focused on improving the care of patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). Ongoing projects include using novel biomarkers of injury to refine the diagnosis of AKI and provide better prognostic information, leveraging the electronic health record to better examine healthcare delivery to patients who experience AKI, and improving understanding of the long-term impact of this disease, including identifying mechanisms that contribute to progressive loss of kidney function and cardiovascular disease in this population. Dr. Siew currently also serves as a co-investigator of the NIH-sponsored Assessment and Serial Evaluation of the Subsequent Sequelae of Acute Kidney Injury (ASSESS-AKI) study, a prospective multi-center study examining the long-term natural history of AKI.