CURRICULUM VITAE

NAME: ALBERTO ORTIZ

A. Ortiz

DOB 20th July 1963
   
POB Madrid, Spain
      
Address

Unidad de Dialisis, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Av Reyes Catolicos 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain

   
E-mail Aortiz@fjd.es
    
CURRENT POSITION
Chief of Nephrology, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz (FJD) & Professor of Medicine, University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM).
Past positions: Assistant Professor of Medicine, U. of Pennsylvania, PA, USA 1993-4. Post-doctoral researcher (1994-1996), staff nephrologist (1996-2001) and Associate Chief of Nephrology (2001-2010) at FJD. Associate Professor of Physiology, Univ. San Pablo-CEU, Madrid (2004-2007). Honorary (2000-2007) and Associate (2007-2012) Professor of Medicine, UAM.
     

EDUCATION

MD: UAM, 1987. Nephrology fellowship: FJD 1988-1991. PhD: UAM, 1991. Post-Doctoral research fellow: University of Pennsylvania, 1992-1994

      

RESEARCH

Number of Medline publications: over 250, h index =32.
    
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular injury and CKD, apoptosis and inflammation, peritoneal dialysis, pathogenesis of renal injury with emphasis on acute kidney injury, podocyte injury, diabetic nephropathy, Fabry disease.

    
EDITORIAL BOARD

J Am Soc Nephrol (since 2010), Perit Dial Int (since 2004), Nefrología (since 2005), The Open Endocrinology Journal, The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, The Open Diabetes Journal, World Journal of Diabetes, The Scientific World Journal.

      
REVIEWER

for over 50 different journals and Research agencies in Spain, Austria, India and South Africa.

     

CONTRIBUTION TO ORGANISATIONS AND COMMITTEES

    • Corresponding member of the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain (since 2010).
    • Auditor core member, ERA-EDTA EURECA-m (European REnal and Cardiovascular Medicine) Working Group Advisory Board (from June 2010). Secretary, EURECA-m (from Feb 2012)
    • Member of the European Uremic Toxins (EUTox) group and the Hereditary Renal Disease Working Group in the Spanish Society of Nephrology and ERA/EDTA
    • Participation in ERA-EDTA EBPG on Fabry disease (2011-2012)
    • Member of Glomerular disease Working Group (GLOSEN) and Diabetic Nephropathy Working Group (GEENDIAB) of the Spanish Society of Nephrology
    • OLA (OnLine Academy) faculty since July 2011
    • Member of the Fabry Registry European Union Board of Advisors, 2004-
    • EMA external advisor (since 2010)
    • Member of the Research Steering Committee of the Spanish Society of Nephrology (2000-2003 and 2009-), Fundacion Jimenez Diaz (2004-2011), IIS-Fundacion Jimenez Diaz (2011-) and  REDINREN (Spanish renal research network).
    • Spanish representative in the Management Committee of the COST Action BM0702. Urine and Kidney Proteomics
     

AWARDS

    • Academic awards: Extraordinary Licenciatura (1988) and Doctorate (1992) awards, UAM
    • Research awards: Fundación Renal Iñigo Alvarez de Toledo (1993, 1995, 1999, 2009), Spanish Society of Nephrology (1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2010), Best Editorial published in the Nefrologia journal (2008), Hospital Madrid Traslational Medicine award 2011, Ortho Biotech Merit Award 2001.