Dr. Ramesh Prasad obtained his medical degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center. He also went on to complete a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Transplantation Nephrology fellowship at Toronto General Hospital. He holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo. He is a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital with a major focus in clinical kidney transplantation, and is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Prasad’s research interest includes all aspects pertinent to the long-term health of both kidney transplant recipients and donors, and the philosophy of science and medicine. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed articles. He is certified and recertified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a specialist certificate in Hypertension from the American Society of Hypertension. He serves on the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group, Canadian Hypertension Education Program, and various committees of the Canadian and American Societies of Transplantation. He is currently Chair of the Grants and Awards Committee of the Canadian Society of Transplantation.