Professor Michel Jadoul received his MD degree in 1983 at the Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. He trained in internal medicine and nephrology with Professor Charles van Ypersele de Strihou as mentor and spent a year in the Academic Hospital in Utrecht, The Netherlands (Prof.Dorhout Mees and Koomans).
He is the head of the Department of Nephrology of the Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc since 2003 and Full Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Université catholique de Louvain.
His past and current clinical activities mainly include the follow-up of chronic and acute hemodialysis , as well as CKD patients.
His favourite clinical research topics were Beta2microglobulin-amyloidosis, hepatitis C in dialysis and more recently falls, bone fractures and sudden death in hemodialysis patients, and cardiovascular complications in kidney transplant recipients. He has been the (co)-author of over 170 scientific papers, most of them published in major nephrology journals.
He is a Theme Editor of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation and an associate editor of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. He has reviewed abstracts each year for 2 decades for the EDTA-ERA congresses.
He is country co-investigator for the Dialysis Outcomes Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) in Belgium since 2001 and has cochaired the KDIGO Hepatitis C Workgroup. He has received in 2008 the International Distinguished medal of the National Kidney Foundation (USA) and is a member of the KDIGO Board of Directors (2009-…) and Executive Committee( 2010-.....).