Magdalena Madero, MD, is the Chief of Nephrology at the National Heart Institute in Mexico City. She was trained in Internal Medicine at St Elisabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA, and then underwent her nephrology training at Tufts Medical Center also in Boston, MA. She went back to Mexico City in 2007 where she joined the nephrology staff at the National Heart Institute and became the Head of the Nephrology Division in 2011.Dr. Madero’s research interests include CKD progression, complications and outcomes, CKD of unknown origin and hemodialysis.  She has over 100 publications and more than 5000 citations. As part of her educational activities she runs one of the largest renal fellowship programs in the country at the National Heart Institute (affiliated to the main National Mexican University [UNAM]) in addition to teaching the nephrology course at the undergraduate Panamerican University medical school. She enjoys patient care and is active in taking care of CKD patients. She was the former President of one of the Mexican Societies of Nephrology (IMIN) , served as International Editor for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2016-2021) and as a member of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes Executive Committee (2018-2021). She was chosen as Deputy Chair for the International Society of Nephrology (ISN)  for Latin America and the Caribbean (2019-2023).