Jan-Stephan Sanders, MD, PhD, is a nephrologist and the program director of the kidney and pancreas transplantation program at UMCG, Groningen, the Netherlands. Dr Sanders received his MD degree in 2002 at the University of Groningen. He did a research fellowship at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London, UK. Thereafter, dr Sanders trained in internal medicine and nephrology at Medical Center Leeuwarden and at University Medical Center Groningen. He combined this with a Phd trajectory which he completed in 2009 with his thesis “Disease-activity in ANCA-associated vasculitis”. Since September 2010 he is staff member at the division of nephrology at UMCG focusing on kidney transplantation and ANCA-vasculitis. Since October 2019 he is program director of the kidney and pancreas transplantation program at UMCG. His primary research interests are ANCA vasculitis and kidney transplantation. He has received research grants from Dutch Kidney Society and The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.