Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FASN, is Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. She is also Vice Chair of Community Outreach for the Department of Medicine and a Medical Director of the FMC Episcopal Hospital Dialysis Unit. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Gadegbeku also completed her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at the University of Virginia Hospital, and she has held board certifications in both disciplines. Dr. Gadegbeku currently serves on the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Council, ASN’s governing board, and previously served as Chair for the ASN Policy and Advocacy Committee, where she played instrumental roles in the growth of diversity initiatives in ASN, the launch of KidneyX, and ASN’s response to the American Advancing Kidney Health Executive Order. Recently, she has been invited to participate in the NIDDK Strategic Plan as part of an NIH-wide initiative under the 21st Century Cures Act. Her clinical interests include management of resistant hypertension, hypertension in pregnancy, and progressive chronic kidney disease.