Prof. Francesco Locatelli

Alessando Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy

Prof. Francesco Locatelli
Alessando Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy

Academic Affiliation

Professor, University of Brescia

Other positions/Memberships

Head, Department of Nephrology and Dialysis, A. Manzoni Hospital

Research Interests

Hypertension, proteinuria, epidemiology of CKD, diabetic nephropathy, nutrition and chronic kidney disease progression, metabolic syndrome, adequacy in dialysis; sodium and other electrolyte balance, calcium – phosphate and PTH metabolism IgA nephropathy and anemia

Select Publications

Association of predialysis serum bicarbonate levels with risk of mortality and hospitalization in the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS).
American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2004.
Once-Monthly Subcutaneous C.E.R.A. Maintains Stable Hemoglobin Control in Patients with Chronic Kidney
Disease on Dialysis and Converted Directly from Epoetin One to Three Times Weekly.
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2007.


Prof. Locatelli is Past President of European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and of the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN), He is Honorary Member of Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Turkish Societies of Nephrology and he is International Distinguished Medalist and he received the Garabed Eknojan Award of US National Kidney Foundation. He his also honorary fellow of Royal College of Physician of London, U.K. ( FRCPB). He has been chairman of the Lombardy Regional Dialysis and Transplantation Registry. He also served as chairman of the board of European Best Practice Guidelines (EBPG) and on the board of National Kidney Foundation, Dialysis Outcome Quality Improvement, NKFDOQITM, and on the executive board of directors of Global Guidelines and Kidney Disease Improvement Outcome KDIGO. He was President of World Congress of Nephrology 2009 in Milan. He is President of International Society of Geriatric Nephrology since 2007 and Council member of International Society of Nephrology Subject Editor of Nephrol Dial Transplant, Associate Editor of J Nephrol, Nephron Clinical Practice, Blood Purification, International Journal of Artificial Organs member of the Editorial Board of J Am Soc Nephrol, past associate Editor of Am J Kidney Dis (2001-2004). He also serves as reviewer of a number of Journals (including New England Journal of medicine and The Lancet).


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