Professor A Vathsala is Co-Director of the National University Centre for Organ Transplantation at the National University Health System, Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology, and Professor and Head, Department of Medicine at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, studied Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and completed her training in internal medicine in Singapore. She obtained her Membership in the Royal College of Physicians (United Kingdom) followed by additional training in Renal Medicine at the Singapore General Hospital and Kidney Transplantation at the University of Houston, Texas and the Cornell University School of Medicine, USA. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a Fellow, Academy of Medicine (Singapore). She was the founding President of the Society of Transplantation (Singapore) and has served as President of the Asian Society of Transplantation for two terms, most recently from 2015 to 2017. She is passionate about the care of transplant patients and constantly strives to improve their outcomes. She has served on several international transplantation committees including the Custodian group of the Declaration of Istanbul, and the Women in Transplantation and Ethics Committee of the Transplantation Society. She has research interests in many areas in the field of transplantation including alloantibodies, desensitization, transplant immunosuppression, pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenomics and has participated in many clinical trials in kidney transplantation. She has over 150 publications in local and international journals in the areas of nephrology and transplantation. She also has a special interest in preventive nephrology, diabetic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis. She has received many awards in research and teaching, and was the recipient of the National Outstanding Clinician Award in 2010, the SSN Achievement award by the Singapore Society of Nephrology in 2013 and the Distinguished Senior Clinician Award by the Ministry of Health, Singapore in 2018 for her contributions to nephrology and transplantation. She was also a member of the team that won the National Outstanding Team Award in 2016 and the Public Sector Transformation Award, ExCEL Innovation Project Award in 2018 by the Ministry of Health, Singapore for their work in the prevention of diabetic kidney disease in primary care.