Dr. Claudio Ronco


Department of Medicine (DIMED) University of Padova
Department of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation
International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza (IRRIV)
San Bortolo Hospital

Claudio Ronco is Full Professor of Nephrology at the University of Padova, Italy. He is also director of the Department of Nephrology and the International Renal Research 
Institute(IRRIV) of San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy. 
He graduated in 1976 and specialised in nephrology at the University of Padua in 1979.
He has been Director of the Laboratory of the RRI and Beth Israel MC in New York and professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is external professor at  the University of Virginia of Charlottesville and the University Fudan and Jaotong of 
Shanghai. He received the Honorary degree at the University of Patras. He authored 1687 papers, 95 books and 205 book chapters and delivered more than 900 lectures at 
international meetings. His H-index is 124. He is Editor-in-Chief of Blood Purification, Contributions to Nephrology, Cardiorenal Medicine and Editor emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He has received several international awards. He is considered a pioneer in many areas of nephrology including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, CRRT, cardiorenal syndromes and wearable dialysis technology. He invented the first CRRT  machine for neonates CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency Machine). 
He founded the international ADQI consensus group and the International Renal Research 
Institute of Vicenza (IRRIV) wher he trained more than 200 international fellows. 
Internationally known are his contributions in Cardiorenal Medicine, Critical Care Nephrology, Pediatric Nephrology, Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis, Membrane and Dialysis Device related bioengineering.