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Director of Department of Nephrology
St. Bortolo Hospital
Vicenza, ITALY

Graduated in Medicine at University of Padua, 1976

Postgraduate training:
From July 1976 to November 1977 he was internal resident at the Division of Internal Medicine of the St. Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza. In 1979 he achieved the Specialization Diploma on Medical Nephrology at the University of Padua. In 1989 he achieved the Diploma of Specialization in Pediatric Nephrology at University of Naples. 1982: Visiting Fellow at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. 1984: Visiting Physician at the Mount Sinai Hospital In New York. 1985-1988, 1991-1995: Visiting professor at the Nephrology Division of the George Washington University

Teaching Activity and Academic Qualifications :
Since 1989 he was professor of Nephrology at Specialization School in Medical Nephrology of Padua University. 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.

Professional Employment 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 was 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 achieved he National License for Nephrology Chair and Directional Functions in Rome, with the score 94/100.

Professional Society Membership:
He is member 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.
1996 Arturo Borsatti Award of Padova University as a best nephrologist of the year.
2004 Lifetime achievement award
2004 International medal of Excellence from National Kidney Foundation, USA
2004 Honorary membership of the Spanish Society of Nephrology

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

Lectures and publications:
Dr. Ronco has co-authored more than 680 papers, 36 book chapters, 49 books, 7 monographic journal issues and has delivered more than 450 lectures in international meetings and universities. His personal impact factor calculated in December, 2004 is 491.

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