Luca De Nicola
Born on 27 June 1962 and living in Naples, Luca De Nicola is specialist in Nephrology and, since 2001, Associate Professor of Nephrology at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. His main area of interest is Chronic Kidney Disease, the subject of his experimental and clinical studies during his Research Doctorate (1988-1992), postdoc (1996-1998) and work as University Researcher (1999-2001). He spent two years (1989-1991) as Visiting Professor at the Nephrology Division – UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA to study glomerular haemodynamics and renal tubular function in rats. He is author of about 200 scientific papers, mainly published in international journals (JCI, Circulation, JACC, JASN, Hypertension, KI, AJKD, cJASN, AJP, NDT) with an H index of 33 and 3700 citations. He coordinated several studies in Italy: TABLE “Target Blood Pressure Levels in CKD”, a multicentre study on cardiorenal risk in patients with kidney disease of 26 Italian nephrology units; CARHES “Cardiovascular Risk in Renal Patients of the Italian Health Examination Survey” in collaboration with the Italian National Institute of Health and the Associazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri; two randomized and controlled international trials aimed at assessing the effects of innovative medicines on renal patients. Since 2015, he is member of the Governing Council of the Italian Society of Nephrology.