As a Principal Investigator for Southwest Houston Research, Ltd., Dr. Marializa V. Bernardo directs and participates in numerous kidney-related clinical trials. She is also a practicing partner of a nephrology practice, medical director of dialysis units and a vascular access center.

Dr. Bernardo earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.  She completed her internal medicine residency at University of South Carolina School of Medicine as well as fellowship in Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine.  She is board certified in Nephrology as a subspecialty and interventional nephrology.  She is a member of several nephrology professional organizations.