The European Rare Kidney Disease Reference Network


ERKNet Reference Center


Padova, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova


Division of Nephrology


The Division of Nephrology at Padova University Hospital includes a multidisciplinary team that offers full medical services including clinical nephrology and hypertension clinic, chronic and end stage renal disease in the predialysis stage outpatient clinic, posttransplant clinic and follows about 120 chronic dialysis patients with about 360 dialysis treatments per week in addition to the acute needs for renal replacement treatments with all different types of RRT coming from all the Divisions of the Hospital including Intensive Care Divisions. The clinical service is complemented by a wide range of research activities, which include experimental research in different fields such as chronic kidney disease, dialysis, transplantation and hypertension in a dedicated laboratory and participates in numerous investigator and industry driven clinical trials. A very close collaboration with the Genetic Department at Padova University Hospital provides the genetic diagnostic tools for the rare tubulopathies Bartter's and Gitelman's disease for which our Division of Nephrology has a particular expertise and dedicate follow up clinic.


Lorenzo Calo   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Tubulopathies


Lorenzo Calò
Telephone: 0039-049-8213070 (se



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