Nick Vaziri, M.D.Nick Vaziri, M.D., M.A.C.P., is Professor of Medicine, Biological Science, Physiology and Biophysics; former Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension; former chair of the Department of Medicine; and past president of the Academic Senate at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals and author of over 540 original papers and over 175 invited book chapters, reviews, and editorials. He is a master and laureate of the American College of Physicians, past president of the Western Association of Physicians, past president of the American Paraplegia Society, and recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of lipid disorders in renal disease, as well as the characterization of the nature, mechanisms, and consequences of oxidative stress, inflammation, and altered nitric oxide metabolism in chronic kidney disease and hereditary and acquired forms of hypertension.