Jeffrey Hymes joined FMCNA in 2007 after three decades in nephrology practice and governance. He co-founded REN Corporation in 1986 and National Nephrology Associates (NNA) in 1998. He served as NNA’s president and chief medical officer from 1998 to 2004. He served as president of Nephrology Associates, a 32-physician nephrology practice in Middle Tennessee, from 1989 to 2012. Dr. Hymes is a former member of the Renal Physician Association’s board of directors. He is a graduate of Yale College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his medical internship and residency at Yale New Haven Medical Center, and did subspecialty training in nephrology at Boston University. Dr. Hymes is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and previously certified in critical care.