Prof. Mario Cozzolino, MD, PhD, FERA
University of Milan
Renal Division, S. Paolo Hospital
Via A. di Rudinì
8–20142 Milan
Mario Cozzolino, MD, PhD, FERA is an Associate Professor in Nephrology and Chair of Nephrology at School of Medicine, DISS, University of Milan, Italy. He is the Director of the Renal Division at San Paolo Hospital, Milan, Italy, and the Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Nephrology at Department of Health Sciences, University of Milan, Italy. In 2013, he was recognized as the Distinguished Fellow of the European Renal Association.From 1999 to 2002 he was a Research Assistant in Vitamin D Laboratory, Renal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO – USA. Director: Eduardo Slatopolsky, MD.Actually, he is the Chairman of the CKD-MBD Working Group of European Society of Nephrology (ERA-EDTA).He has organized several congresses and meetings in the area of mineral metabolism and renal disease. His areas of interest are the mechanisms of pathogenesis of secondary hyperparathyroidism, renal osteodystrophy, and vascular calcification in CKD patients. Recently, he started to study the genetic polymorphism of proteins involved in the molecular mechanisms of vascular calcification in CKD. Finally, he is deeply involved in developing new treatments of secondary hyperparathyroidism and hyperphosphatemia in CKD patients. In the last 15 years, he has been involved as Principal Investigator in 10 International Clinical Trials on the Treatment of Hyperphosphatemia and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism in CKD and ESRD Patients.In 2003, he received the Award during the World Congress of Nephrology in Berlin, as one on ten “WCN 2003 Awards for Best Abstracts”.In 2015, based on Expertscape's objective, quantitative multi-factorial analysis of scientific publications covering the past 10 years, he was the first of the world's top experts in the field of hyperparathyroidism research and treatment.He is Author of 200 publications on peer-reviewed Journals (Total Impact Factor 414; Citations 3008; H-Index 29; i-10 index 67). He also serves as Associate Editor for “Clinical Kidney Journal”, “Journal of Nephrology”, and “Blood Purification” and as Peer Reviewer for 30 Medical Journals.