Nephrology is a discipline that dedicates to the study of the diseases of the kidneys leading to renal failure. Nephrology emerged from Internal Medicine when techniques such as dialysis and transplantation became a secure option in the treatment of patients with renal failure.
Although there are a variety of kidneys diseases, the NRU concentrates their efforts in three main lines of investigation: hereditary nephropathies, such as Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease or Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.
Almeida, Edgar MD, PhD
Born in 1961, graduated in 1985 at the Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Residency in Nephrology at the Nephrology Department at Santa Maria University Hospital – CHULN, EPE, Lisbon. Board Nephrologist since 1992. PhD thesis on Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease at the Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal in 2009. Director of the Nephrology Unit at the Hospital Beatriz Ângelo in Loures since 2012. Main research areas: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease and hereditary nephropathies and Chronic Kidney Disease. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0702-4569
Lopes, A. M. José MD, PhD
MD (1997) and PhD (2009) in Nephrology at Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Associate Professor, Lisbon School of Medicine, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Nephrologist, Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Department at CHULN, EPE. Main research areas: acute kidney injury; critical care.