Director, Department of Nephrology

Dialysis and Transplantation International Renal Research Institute, St Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy


Professor Claudio Ronco graduated in medicine at the University of Padua, Italy in 1976. He specialized in nephrology at the University of Padua in 1979, and in paediatric nephrology at the University of Naples in 1989.

1977-1998, he was Assistant and Associate professor at the Division of Nephrology in Vicenza. During the 1999-2001 period, Director of the Renal Laboratory at the Renal Research Institute and Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Beth Israel Medical Centre of New York. Since 2002, Director of Department of Nephrology at St. Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.

Claudio Ronco has co-authored 994 papers, 85 book chapters and 62 books, and he has delivered more than 650 lectures at international meetings and universities. He is a council member of several scientific societies and Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He is also Editor-in-Chief of Blood Purification and Contributions to Nephrology.

Professor Ronco has received numerous honours and awards including, in 2004, the Lifetime Achievement Award and honorary membership in the Spanish Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation International Medal of Excellence and in 2009, the ISN Bywaters Award for Acute Renal Failure.