Maarten Taal graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa, in 1987. After completing his post-graduate training in internal medicine and nephrology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, he joined the Laboratory of Kidney and Electrolyte Physiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA under the directorship of Barry M. Brenner, MD. His research focused on mechanisms underlying the progression of chronic kidney disease and earned him a Doctor of Medicine degree. He subsequently moved to the United Kingdom where he was appointed a Consultant Renal Physician at Derby City General Hospital in 2002 and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham in 2011. He was appointed Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine, University on Nottingham in April 2014.
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