Dr. Prichard has had an academic career at McGill University, Montreal Canada, followed by a career in industry at Baxter Healthcare. Currently, she serves on various corporate boards, on Scientific Advisory Boards and as a consultant. Dr. Prichard received her MD from Queens University at Kingston and then completed her training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at McGill University. She joined the faculty of McGill University in 1979 and remained there until 2005. At McGill she was a Professor of Medicine, served as Associate Dean for the Faculty of Medicine and became President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology (1997-2000) and the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (2001-2004). She published and taught widely with a focus on peritoneal dialysis and cardiovascular disease. In 2005, Dr. Prichard was recruited to Baxter Healthcare as Global Vice President for Medical and Scientific Affairs in the Renal business. During a nine-year tenure at Baxter, she held a number of senior leadership roles within the Renal as well as the Specialty Pharma therapeutic areas. Responsibilities included global medical affairs, clinical development, health economics, and scientific and clinical input for new product development and product life cycle management.