Raymond Harris, MD is a graduate of Yale College and Emory University Medical School. He undertook his residency training at University of California, San Francisco and his nephrology fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has been a faculty member at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine since 1986 and is currently the Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. He served as the Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension from 2000-2018 and is currently the Associate Chief. He is also the director of the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Diseases and the director of the Vanderbilt O’Brien Center. He is an active physician-scientist, with funding from the NIH and VA. He has been a leader in understanding mechanisms of growth and repair in response to acute and chronic injury. He was elected to the ASN Council in 2010, served as the Chair of the Education Committee from 2010-2014 and as President from 2016-2017. From 2019-2022, he served as the co-chair of the Kidney Health Initiative, a public-private partnership between the federal Food and Drug Administration and the greater nephrology community whose mission is to foster development of therapies for kidney diseases.