Born and educated in his native Poland, Dr. Smogorzewski first had a fellowship in Renal Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital in London, UK before coming to southern California as a research fellow in Nephrology at the LAC+USC Medical Center. While in Poland, Dr. Smogorzewski was the Chief of the Dialysis Unit at the Medical Academy in Warsaw and is currently the Associate Director at Keck’s Fellowship Program at the Division of Nephrology and the Director of clinical nephrology teaching for students, residents, and interns. In addition to his teaching and academic responsibilities, Dr. Smogorzewski serves as an attending physician in the Medicine/Nephrology Department at the LAC+USC Medical Center and Nephrology/Transplant department at USC University Hospital. An accomplished author of numerous peer reviewed medical articles, Dr. Smogorzewski is also an Associate Editor for the Mineral and Electrolyte Metabolism section of the American Journal of Nephrology. In 2007, Dr. Smogorzewski was invited back to Poland to lecture on Derangements in Brain Acetylcholine Metabolism for the Fifth International Congress on Uremia Research.