Dr. Scott A. Brown received his veterinary degree in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is presently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery and Physiology & Pharmacology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Brown has published over 200 research articles, abstracts, and book chapters on topics related to nephrology in general and canine and feline nephrology in particular. His work has been supported by more than $12 million in extramural grant support. Dr. Brown has been recognized for excellence in research and teaching, having received numerous national awards including the AVMA Excellence in Research Award, the Royal Canin Award, and the National Norden Distinguished Teacher Award.