Kathy Paizis is a Nephrologist and Obstetric medicine physician at Mercy Hospital of Women and Western Health Sunshine. She graduated from University of Melbourne in 1986 and completed her PhD in Heymann nephritis – an animal model of proteinuria in 1997. She is involved in the outpatient and inpatient management of medical disorders in pregnant women. She is also involved in teaching the basics of obstetric medicine to physician trainees through the RACP lecture series. As a member of the Austin Health nephrology research team she has been involved with projects identifying changes in salt transporter expression in urinary exosomes in pre-eclampsia.