Dr. Dheeraj Rajan completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Wayne State University in 1999 and Fellowship in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Over his career, he has published over 100 research papers, 29 book chapters and one textbook titled “Essentials of Percutaneous Dialysis Interventions”. He is a Professor and the Academic Head of VIR at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rajan has also developed the procedure for and been pivotal in the global commercialization of a device for percutaneous creation of dialysis fistulas. His current interests are but not limited to advanced arterial interventions and percutaneous dialysis interventions. Dr. Rajan is a member of the committee tasked with the update of the Kidney Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) guidelines. He also serves as an advisor to multiple start-up and established companies with devices focused on peripheral vascular interventions.