Rafael Kramann, MD, FASN
Universitätsklinikum der RWTH Aachen
Klinik für Nieren und Hochdruckkrankheiten

Dr. Kramann is physician scientist and directs the Laboratory of Translational Kidney and Cardiovascular Research in the Division of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He received his MD in cardiology at RWTH Aachen University in 2007 and completed postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Benjamin Humphreys at Brigham and Women´s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. Dr. Kramann´s basic and translational research focusses on understanding cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease patients  and solid organ fibrosis. He is aiming to develop novel targeted therapeutics in vascular sclerosis, fibrotic disease and heart failure. Dr Kramann´s clinical research interests are focussing on vascular calcification and uremic cardiomyopathy. He has authored more than 40 primary research and review articles and he is recipient of various prestigous awards including the Stanley Shaldon Award of the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA), the Nils Alwall and Carl Ludwig Awards of the German Society of Nephrology, the Bernd Tersteegen Award of the Verband Deutsche Nierenzentren  (DNeV) and the Grand Prize in the Harvard Innovation Lab Dean´s Health and Lifescience Challenge.