Chaim Trachtman is Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, NYU Langone Medical Center. He cares for children and adolescents with kidney and is the principle investigator for several NIH-funded studies of kidney diseases and hypertension. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Nephrology Reviews and is on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation-NY. He has edited a book entitled Woman and Men in Communal Prayer: Halakhic Perspectives that brought together several viewpoints on the halakhic validity of partnership minyanim. He is married to Audrey Trachtman, former executive board member of JOFA, and is the father of three wonderful girls and their three husbands. So far, Chaim has three grandchildren.