Rajendra S. Baliga, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., is medical director of the pancreas transplant program at Tampa General Hospital and is the program director of the transplant nephrology fellowship program at the University of South Florida. After his residency in Internal Medicine at St Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL, Dr. Baliga completed his nephrology fellowship at the University of Florida in Gainesville followed by a fellowship in transplant nephrology at the University of Chicago. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Baliga was the recipient of numerous awards including the Domestic Young Investigator Award at the American Transplant Congress in 2004, and the Harry Kurz, M.D. Memorial Award for excellence in teaching by a resident in 2001. His clinical interests include all aspects of nephrology including general nephrology, dialysis, hypertension and transplantation. He is actively involved in teaching, and has a clinical appointment as assistant professor of medicine at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. He has published numerous articles in reputed journals including the American Journal of Transplantation, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Transplantation. Some of his research studies involve cardiovascular outcomes after kidney transplantation, outcomes in patients with end-stage kidney disease secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), outcomes after multiorgan transplantation, and CMV prophylaxis and polyoma virus infection after renal transplantation. He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society of Nephrology, and the Renal Physicians Association.