Claus Schmitt is consultant of Pediatric Nephrology, Hepatology and Rheumatology and Chief Executive Consultant at the Centre of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Heidelberg, Germany. Following a two year post doc fellowship of the German Research Foundation and a 6 year pediatric residency, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in 2004 and Professor of Pediatrics in 2009. Claus Schmitt conducted numerous experimental studies and clinical trials on dialysis, CKD-MBD and metabolic kidney disease. He is member of 10 national and international medical associations, the IRB of the Medical Faculty Heidelberg, the European and ESPN Pediatric Dialyis and CKD MBD Working Groups, the German collaborative research group on reactive metabolites, and work package leader in the European PD Research Consortium Improve PD. He is co-lead of the International Pediatric Dialysis Network and heads the International Pediatric Peritoneal Biobank.
He has published 152 scientific articles and his research received 24 scientific awards.