Born in Germany, he is currently an assistant professor of the department of Nephrology of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf. Oliver Vonend was working in London, Baltimore and Boston concentrating on neuroscience and the sympathetic nervous system before he moved to the Ruhr-University Bochum. As a Junior-Professor he directed many doctoral theses in the he field of experimental nephrology. In 2008 he started his actual position in Duesseldorf. One of his major clinical fields of interest is the workup and treatment of resistant hypertension. He has various national and international publications in the areas of experimental and clinical hypertension. Besides the evaluation of secondary causes for hypertension he analyzes the efficiency of electrical baroreceptor stimulation and high frequency renal nerve ablation as new options for resistant hypertension.