Dr. Benjamin D Cowley is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Cowley completed undergraduate school at Rice University and received his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed post-graduate education in Internal Medicine, Nephrology, and Biochemistry at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He joined as a faculty at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In 2002, he moved to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he is Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension and John Gammill Professor in Polycystic Kidney Disease. Dr. Cowley is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the PKD Foundation and is past-Chair of the PKD Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Committee. He has been involved in PKD research for more than 20 years. He trained under Dr. Jared Grantham, co-founder of the PKD Foundation and distinguished physician at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Cowley has been named one of Oklahoma’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the past 7 years.