Cheryl L Kunis, M.D. M.S. is a clinical nephrologist and bioethicist who focuses on ethical issues in renal replacement therapy and US healthcare reform. As a full time member of the nephrology division at the Columbia University Medical Center for over 30 years, she was engaged in clinical research and drug trials in glomerular diseases. She was the director of the nephrology clinic and continues to teach at Columbia. She became an adjunct clinical professor of medicine at Mount Sinai in 2017 in order to continue her clinical nephrology practice and focus more on bioethical issues. She is a board member of Community Impact, Columbia University, a community service organization. She is also a board member on the health policy committee of the Physicians for National Health Program, working toward a more equitable and just American healthcare system.