Professor Claudio Ronco is director of the Department of Nephrology and the International Renal Research Institute(IRRIV) of San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza, Italy.
He graduated in 1976 and specialised in nephrology at the University of Padua in 1979.
He has been Director of the Laboratory of the Renal Research Institute and Beth Israel MC in New York and professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professor at the University of Virginia and the University Fudan and Jaotong of Shanghai. He authored 1246 papers, 65 books and 86 book chapters and delivered more than 750 lectures at international meetings. He is Editor-in-Chief of Blood Purification and Contributions to Nephrology, Editor emeritus of the International Journal of Artificial Organs. He has received several international awards.
He is considered the pioneer in many areas of nephrology including peritoneal dialysis, critical care nephrology, CRRT, cardiorenal syndromes and wearable dialysis technology.