Professor Roberto Pecoits-Filho
Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho is currently a Visiting Researcher at the George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Australia. He is a full professor of nephrology at the School of Medicine, Catholic University of Paraná and was the director of the PhD and Masters Programs in Health Sciences at the same University. Dr. Pecoits-Filho received his M.D. degree in 1993, trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Curitiba and completed his nephrology fellowship at the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1997-98. He received a Ph.D. from the University of São Paulo and thereafter went to Sweden as a visiting scholar at the Karolinska Institutet from 1999 to 2002. Dr. Pecoits is a National Leader of several clinical trials and coordinates the study CKDOPPS in Brazil. He sits on the Editorial Board of the Journals Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Peritoneal Dialysis International, and Blood Purification. He has published his research in over 190 papers in international indexed journals, and lectured in over 35 countries around the world. He was awarded the prestigious Maher Award of the ISPD, the Young Nephrology Leader Award of the Global Kidney Academy and was an Education Ambassador of the ISN in Africa. He is currently an Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Nephrology and of KDIGO.