Prof. Jürgen Floege

RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Professor Jürgen Floege received his clinical training at the Hannover Medical School. His particular interest in renal diseases developed during various research periods in physiology, pharmacology, nephrology and pathology at the Hannover Medical School, Germany, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He was appointed as head of the Division of Nephrology and Immunology at the University of Aachen, Germany in 1999.

Professor Floege is a former executive council member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA), and KDIGO, a society developing world-wide nephrology guidelines. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the ERA-EDTA and recipient of the 2018 ERA-EDTA Award for Outstanding Clinical Contributions to Nephrology. He also is past-president of the German Society of Nephrology and recipient of the 2020 Volhard medal of that society in honor of his life-time achievements. He is honorary member of the Japanese, Polish, Portugese, Serbian and Slowakian Societies of Nephrology. Until April 2020 he was president of the German Society of Internal Medicine, Europe’s largest professional medical society. Together with Professors Richard Johnson, Marcello Tonelli and John Feehally he edits the best-selling textbook “Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology”. Finally, Professor Floege is associate editor of Kidney International since Jan 2018 and currently is a member of the editorial board of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Journal of Nephrology and others. Until 2017 he served as associate editor of Nephrology, Dialysis Transplantation.

Research interests encompass both basic research, i.e. studies underlying progression of renal disease in particular renal fibrosis, as well as clinical research in immune-mediated renal disease, in particular IgA-nephropathy, as well as bone and mineral disorders (CKD-MBD) and cardiovascular disease in uremic patients.

His scientific work encompasses more than 650 original papers, reviews and editorials, and 40 book chapters.

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