Dr. Turgay Saritas studied medicine at the Charité University Berlin. In 2012, he joined the Division of Nephrology at the University Hospital RWTH Aachen, Germany, where he is working as a scientist, consultant nephrologist, intensive care specialist and educator.
His particular interest in renal sodium & potassium handling, tubule remodelling, and AKI-CKD transition developed during research stays at Charité Berlin, University Aachen, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA. His own team of researchers within the lab of Prof. Kramann is currently aiming to target the progression of AKI into CKD and reno-cardiac syndrome. Further, as German CKD study investigator he is also involved in clinical studies.
His work has been awarded with several prestigious prizes of the Germany Society of Nephrology and others, and he has been supported by several foundations including the German Research Foundation. Further, he has been selected for the future leaders programs of the German Societies of Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
He serves as a reviewer for highly reputed journals, is editorial board member in Kidney Blood Pressure Research, is active within several national and international societies, including ERA since 2013. As ERA YNP member, he will co-chair the ERA AKI course in Paris.