S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He received his medical degree in 1992 from the University of Madras, India. Dr. Karumanchi completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, and a fellowship in Nephrology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. MA. Dr. Karumanchi also underwent training in basic research in the area of angiogenesis for 4 years at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston. He joined the faculty at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2001 as Attending Physician in the Nephrology division and as a Research Scientist with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Karumanchi is also a member of the Center for Vascular Biology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His current research focuses on the role of angiogenic growth factors and inhibitors in the pathogenesis of pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension. He has received prestigious awards from several societies including the highest recognitions from the International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy – Chesley Award (2010) – and Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Federation for Medical Research (2010). He was also elected as a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) in 2007 and Association of American Physicians (AAP) in 2015. Dr. Karumanchi’s research is funded by the NIH, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Gates Foundation.