Deborah Brooks is a certified nephrology nurse and nephrology nurse practitioner. Her nursing education is from the Medical University of SC and UNC Chapel Hill. She practices at the Medical University of SC in Charleston where she follows patients with all stages of chronic kidney disease including predialysis, dialysis, and some transplant. She is also a sub-investigator for clinical trials. She is an officer in her local Palmetto ANNA chapter, past editorial board member of the Nephrology Nursing Journal, and chair of the Advanced Practice Exam Board. She has presented on numerous topics pertaining to kidney disease.