Claudio Ronco

Department of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation, International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza (IRRIV), San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy

Professor Claudio Ronco is the Director of the Department of Nephrology and the International Renal Research Institute(IRRIV) of San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.

Prof. Ronco graduated in 1976 and specialised in nephrology at the University of Padua in 1979. Prof. Ronco has been the Director of the Laboratory of the RRI and Beth Israel MC in New York, Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine as well as the external Professor at the University of Virginia of Charlottesville, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. He received the Honorary degree at the University of Patras.

Prof. Ronco authored 1246 papers, 65 books and 106 book chapters and delivered more than 850 lectures at international meetings. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Blood Purification and Contributions to Nephrology, Editor emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. Besides, Prof. Ronco has received several international awards where he is considered as the pioneer in many areas of nephrology including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, CRRT, cardiorenal syndromes and wearable dialysis technology. Notably, he invented the first CRRT machine for neonates CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency Machine)