Allan Collins has a distinguished career with more than 30 years of work in nephrology and ESKD treatment. He is the former chief medical officer for NxStage Medical, Inc. and served as director of the National Institute of Health’s/NIDDK’s United States Renal Data System from 1999 to 2014. Dr. Collins has published more than 225 articles, 600 abstracts, and 20 book chapters, and has given more than 365 invited presentations. The former president of the National Kidney Foundation, Dr. Collins served on its scientific advisory board for six years, with the Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative, and on the International Society of Nephrology’s Commission for the Global Advancement of Nephrology Committee. He graduated with his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit.