Prof. Sunder-Plassmann was born in Vienna and studied there Medicine, then residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the Department of Internal Medicine I at the General Hospital, University of Vienna. Thereafter state doctorate and currently senior physician at the Clinical Division of Internal Medicine III of the Medical University of Vienna. He is scientifically focussed on cardiovascular risk factors, metabolism and nutrition, diagnosis and therapy of renal anemia, hereditary kidney diseases, pharmacogenetics as well as renal replacement therapy and kidney transplantation. He has published more than 300 scientific articles in international journals or books and is member of the editorial boards of the „American Journal of Kidney Disease“ and „Clinical Nephrology“. Furthermore he was guest editor of „Kidney International“ and „Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation“.