Dr Richard Baer (BPharm MBBS(Hons) MPH&TM FRACP) is a Brisbane based Kidney Specialist and General Physician working in both renal and general medicine at Mater and Wesley Hospitals. He trained at and lectures for Univeristy of Queensland, studied with JCU, received Associate Professor status with Griffith University, and has been an invited speaker and presenter at a number of national and international conferences. He previously worked as Director of Physician Training at Logan Hospital. Dr Baer’s work has also been published by Australian and international journals in Nephrology research covering broad areas of clinical care and Interventional Nephrology. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, and a member and former chair of the Australian and New Zealand Special interest group in Interventional Nephrology. He is a former Director of Physician Education at Logan Hospital and previously served as the Co-Chair for the Statewide Renal Clinical Network for Queensland Health.