Bruno Watschinger, MD Bruno Watschinger is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Vienna Medical School. He gained his MD from the University of Vienna. In 1986 he served as a Research Fellow in Medicine in the Renal Division (Head: Prof. Eli A. Friedman) at the Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA After moving back to Austria, he completed his training in internal medicine and started a fellowship in nephrology at the University in Vienna. From 1992 to 1994 he returned to the United States and spent a Research Fellowship in Nephrology and Transplant Immunology with Prof. C.B. Carpenter and Prof. M.H. Sayegh in the department of B. Brenner at the Brigham Women´s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston MA. In 1994 he served as Instructor of Medicine at Harvard University, Boston. Dr. Watschinger´s main research interests cover various aspects of renal transplantation with emphasis on cardiovascular and immunological problems as well as questions related to hypertension. He is member of many national and international nephrology and transplant societies. He has published widely in peer reviewed medical journals and serves as subject editor for NDT, and as reviewer for many journals. He is council member of the Austrian Society of Nephrology and the current president of the Austrian Society of Hypertension.