Claudio Ronco is Full Professor of Nephrology at the University of Padova and Director of the International Renal Research Institute of Vicenza and the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation of San Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza Italy.
Born in 1951, he graduated in Padova in 1976 and became a specialist in nephrology (Padova 1979) and pediatric nephrology (Naples 1986).
In 1999 and 2000 he acted as Director of the Renal Research Institute and Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
He is considered the father of Critical Care Nephrology and a pioneer in the field of Extracorporeal Therapies and Peritoneal Dialysis as well as the inventor of new devices such as CARPEDIEM (the miniaturized dialysis machine for neonates).
He is a recognised mentor for many physicians, engineers and scientists, given his capacity to bridge several disciplines such as medicine, physics, chemistry, engineering and design. Since 1982 he organises renown international courses in Vicenza attended by an international audience.
He authored 1530 papers, 1200 of them listed in Pub-Med, 82 books and 215 book chapters. He is honorary professor at the University of Virginia and Fudan & JaoTong Universities in Shanghai. He received an honorary degree in Medicine and Human Sciences at the University of Patras. He has received numerous awards including the Belding Scribner Award for hemodialysis, the Bywaters Award for AKI and the ESAO award for innovation. His H-index censored by Google Scholar is 106.
He is editor in Chief of 3 indexed journals: Cardiorenal Medicine, Blood Purification and Contributions to Nephrology. He is Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He is Associate editor and editorial board member in several international journals including Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation and Critical Care.
He is considered to be a polymath for his extensive knowledge and excellent capabilities.