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Claudio Ronco, MD
Vicenza, ITALY

Actual Position:
Dr. Claudio Ronco
Director
Department of Nephrology
St. Bortolo Hospital
Viale Rodolfi 16
I-36100 Vicenza
Italy

Name: Claudio Ronco

Date of birth: July 12, 1951

Education: High School Diploma at Vicenza Classic Lyceum “A.Pigafetta” in 1970 with the score: 45/60. Dr. Ronco Graduated in Medicine at University of Padua in 1976 with the score 110/110 and merit debating an experimental thesis on title “ Aspects of the Nitrogen metabolism in the nephrotic syndrome”.
From 1973 to 1976 has been intern at Institute of Clinical Internal Medicine I^ of the University of Padua, directed by Prof. E. Fiaschi, in the Nephrology Department II, under the supervision of the Prof. G. Maschio.

Postgraduate training: From July 1976 to November 1977 he has been internal resident at the Division of Internal Medicine of the St. Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza, directed by Prof. D. Corà.
In 1979 he has achieved the Specialization Diploma on Medical Nephrology at The postgraduate school of internal medicine of the University of Padua, with the score 70/70 debating a thesis on the “new methodologies for the measurement of the urinary bicarbonate”
In 1989 he has achieved the Diploma of Specialization in Pediatric Nephrology at University of Naples.
1982: Visiting Fellow at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, Department of Internal medicine, Nephrology Division, for four months. He carried out studies on hemofiltration and glomerular filtration with J.P. Bosh, S. Glabman and M. Levitt.
1984: Visiting Physician at the Mount Sinai Hospital In New York for two weeks and at VA Hospital in Los Angeles for two weeks.
1985: Visiting professor at the Nephrology Division of the George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC, and NIH at National Naval Medical Center of Bethesda for three months.
1988: Visiting professor at the Renal and Hypertension Division of George Washington University for three months.
1991: Visiting Professor at the Renal and Hypertension Division of George Washington University for three months.
1995: Visiting Professor at the Renal and Hypertension Division of George Washington University for three months.

Teaching acitivity and Academic Qualifications: From 1978 to 1984 he has been in charge of the teaching program of Nephrology and Dialysis at Professional Nursing School in Vicenza.
During the academic years 1989-01 he has been in charge of teaching “Dialytic therapy” at Specialization School in Medical Nephrology of Padua University where he holds a post of Professor of Nephrology in charge of the teaching program concerning Hemodialysis and renal replacement therapies in critically ill patients.
October 1999-December 2000: Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Director of the Renal laboratory at the Beth israel Medical Center in New York.
In the last ten years Professor Ronco was asked to deliver lectures and seminars in several Universities.
He has delivered in meetings and seminars more than 300 lectures and presentations.

In 1982 he introduced in Italy the use of continuous hemofiltration and in 1986 he published the first series of neonates treated with arteriovenous hemofiltration.
In 1985 He contributed to the introduction in Europe of high flux dialysis and derived therapies. He also established the dangerous effect of backfiltration in a contaminated dialysis fluid condition.
He has conducted a series of clinical and experimental researches in the following fields:
- Kinetics of fluid and solute removal in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis
- Treatment of Acute renal failure with intermittent and continuous therapies
- Renal replacement therapy in the neonate
- Development of new treatment modalities for acute and chronic renal failure.
- Studies on biomaterials
- Studies on glomerular filtration in humans and renal functional reserve
- Renal physiology in pregnancy
- Hydraulics and flow dynamics in the extracorporeal circulation
- Adequacy of dialysis
- Acid-Base Balance in uremia and dialysis
- Acute renal failure and Critical Care Nephrology

Professional employement and Hospital appointments:
Assistant of clinical nephrology from 1977 to 1984 at Nephrology Division in St. Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.
Associate of clinical nephrology from 1984 at Department of Nephrology , St. Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.
From 1984 he is director of the hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis center of the Department of Nephrology at St. Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.
From October 25, 1999 to December 1st 2000 Dr. Ronco has been Director of the research laboratory of Hemodialysis at the Beth Israel Medical center of New York and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of new York
Today Dr. Ronco is director of the Nephrology Division in St. Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.

Board certification: In 1989 he has achieved in Rome, the National License for Nephrology Chair and Directional Functions, with the score 94/100.

Professional Society Membership: He is mamber of the council of several scientific societies and he is editor in chief of the international journal of artificial organs and contributions to nephrology.

Awards and honors:
1983 Schwartz Award, for the best paper of the year at St. Bortolo Hospital.
1984 G.F. Volpato Grant for the best research project on acute renal failure in Italy
1989 Best paper Prize at the Italian Society of nephrology meeting.
1991 ESAO RESEARCH AWARD for the best paper presented at the European Society for Artificial Organs.
1996 Arturo Borsatti Award of Padova University as a best nephrologist of the year.
2004 Lifetime achievement award

Other professional activities: He has organized several congresses and meetings in the area of nephrology and Intensive care from 1982 to today.
He is member of several advisory groups for clinical trials and dialysis research.

Lectures and publications: Dr. Ronco has coauthored 560 papers, 36 book chapters, 26 books, 7 monographic journal issues and has delivered more than 300 lectures in international meetings and universities. His personal impact factor calculated at december 2002 is 391.