Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D., FRCP
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- Current Position
- Director of Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS
- Giuseppe Remuzzi is Director of the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS and Vice President of Italian Institute for Planetary Health (IIPH). He is Chiara Fama Professor of Nephrology for University of Milan and from 2011 until 2015 he was Director of the Department of Medicine of the Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII (formerly the Ospedali Riuniti) of Bergamo. Director, Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research IRCCS and Professor of nephrology, University of Milan. From 1996 until 2013 he was Director of the public-private Department of Immunology and Transplant Medicine (a collaboration between the Ospedali Riuniti of Bergamo and the Mario Negri Institute) and from 1999 until 2018 he has also been Head of the Division of Nephrology and Dialysis. From 2011 until 2015 he was Director of the Department of Medicine of the Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII (formerly the Ospedali Riuniti) of Bergamo. In June 2015 he was nominated Chiara Fama Professor of Nephrology at the University of Milan. He was President of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) for the biennium 2013-2015. From 2019 he is Vice President of Italian Institute for Planetary Health (IIPH). He has been member of the Consiglio Superiore di Sanità since February 2019. His main research interests include the causes of glomerulonephritis and the mechanisms of progression of kidney diseases. He has also conducted many studies in the field of transplant rejection. In recognition of his achievements, he received many national and international awards, among them the ISN Jean Hamburger Award in 2005 during the World Congress of Nephrology in Singapore, the John P. Peters Award (American Society of Nephrology 2007, San Francisco), the ISN AMGEN Award (World Congress of Nephrology: WCN 2011, Vancouver), the International Award "Luis Hernando" (Iñigo Alvarez de Toledo Renal Foundation FRIAT: Madrid, Spain) and the “Lennox K. Black International Prize for Excellence in Medicine” (Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia). Prof. Remuzzi is the author of over 1600 publications in international medical journals and has written 24 books.