M. Brian Becknell, MD, PhD, is a pediatric nephrologist at Nationwide Children’s and principal investigator for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is also an assistant professor of pediatrics for The Ohio State University College of Medicine, where he received his medical degree. Dr. Becknell completed his residency and pediatric nephrology fellowship at Nationwide Children’s. His clinical interests include pyelonephritis and congenital obstructive nephropathy. Dr. Becknell’s research interests include understanding the mechanisms responsible for deterioration of kidney function in children with congenital obstructive nephropathy.