Dr. Vandana Mathur, M.D., FASN, is a nephrologist, clinical trialist, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. She was faculty on the Renal Transplant Service at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and a consultant for the UCSF Drug Studies Unit. Since 2000, Dr. Mathur has served as the president of a clinical drug development and medical marketing support consulting company specializing in the design, conduct, and regulatory submission of clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies. Her clinical development therapeutic area work has spanned multiple therapeutic areas including nephrology, cardiology, hematology, oncology, and pain as well as drug-device combination products. Prior to founding Mathur Consulting, Dr. Mathur worked for several Silicon Valley biotechnology companies, ultimately in the role of Vice-President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs. In these various roles, she has been integrally involved in the filing of 12 consecutive, successful New Drug Applications. She has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, has published several dozen peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and is an inventor on eight patents. Dr. Mathur graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia with Honors in Biology and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She then completed a nephrology and transplantation fellowship and the Clinical Scholars Program in epidemiology and biostatistics at the UCSF. She maintains an active clinical practice in San Francisco.