Professor Robert Ekart, MD, born on December 24, 1967, graduated from the Ljubljana Medical School in Slovenia in 1994. He is an associate professor of Internal Medicine at Faculty of Medicine Maribor. Since 2006, he is the Head of the Department of Dialysis in the University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia. He is an active member of ERA-EDTA; a member of ERA-EDTA Scientific Working Groups EURECA-m, DIABESITY, and EUDIAL; board member of the European Journal of Internal Medicine; and reviewer for many international journals (KI, CJASN, AJKD, NDT, AJN, AJH, CKJ, EJIM). His primary research interest is clinical problems in chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients, with emphasis on cardiovascular complications in these patients. Professor Ekart has published more than 50 papers.