Assoc. Prof. Lukas Kairaitis is the head of Renal Medicine at Blacktown Hospital where he practices as a clinical and academic renal physician. He has a strong interest in clinical education and is both the sub-dean of the Blacktown-Mount Druitt Clinical School of the school of Medicine, University of Western Sydney and the local director of Physician Education. His main clinical interests are in chronic kidney disease, dialysis and hypertension. He has numerous publications in the area of clinical and experimental kidney disease.