Professor Charles Herzog has been professor of medicine, University of Minnesota, and cardiologist at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) for 33 years. He founded the program in interventional cardiology at HCMC and served as cardiac catheterization laboratory director from 1985-1991, and cardiac ultrasound laboratory director from 1997-2012. He was director of the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Cardiovascular Special Studies Center from 1999-2014. He participated in the development of the National Kidney Foundation’s K/DOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease in Dialysis Patients and KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines on Acute Kidney Injury. He co-chaired the 2010 KDIGO Controversies Conference, “Cardiovascular Disease in CKD: What is it and What Can We Do About It?” and is a co-chair of the KDIGO Kidney, Heart, and Vascular Conference Series. He was an Executive Committee member of the EVOLVE Trial. He chairs the Renal Committee of the ISCHEMIA-CKD Trial and was Co-PI of the WED-HED (Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Hemodialysis Patients) Study. He co-chairs a new workgroup of the Kidney Health Initiative seeking to increase participation of patients with chronic kidney disease in cardiovascular trials. He has over 220 published papers. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the American Heart Journal, the Journal of Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and liaison editor for Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. His special interests include cardiac disease and CKD, and echocardiography.