Dr Johan Nel completed his undergraduate medical degree at Stellenbosch University in 1992 and subsequently spent 5 years as a general practitioner. In 1998 he returned to Stellenbosch University to specialise in Internal Medicine and obtained his MMed degree in 2002, followed by a two-year fellowship in Nephrology. He is registered as both a specialist physician and nephrologist with the HPCSA. He has been working at Stellenbosch University’s Division of Nephrology as a senior specialist for the last 12 years, and has a special interest in transplantation. He is actively involved in both pre- and postgraduate teaching and chaired the department’s undergraduate committee until 2012. He has published in several journals, the most recent a review on metabolic bone disease in transplantation in Medical Clinics in North America, which he did in collaboration with professor Sol Epstein of Mount Sinai, New York.