ERKNet Reference Center


Bergamo, Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII


Nephrology Division


"The Nephrology Division offers a comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic approach for all glomerular, tubular, and vascular diseases of the kidney, mostly in adults but also in children, taking advantage not only from the expertise of the staff components of the Division but also from those of the other departments of the Hospital. Patients receive assistance from the diagnostic phase to long term follow up, and are eventually offered all options for renal replacement therapy. Activities that are worth mentioning are the following:
Renal Pathology; Clinical Pathology; Diagnostic Imaging; Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory. The Nephrology Division provides acute and chronic dialysis, tailoring the dialysis to the need of the patient, with the appropriate technique. Other blood purification methods (plasma exchange, immunabsorption) are available. The Division is actively involved in clinical studies and trials, in the field of Nephrology, with a strong attitude toward development of independent, academic studies to respond to real health needs.
The Division has a vocation to research that developes in collaboration with the Mario Negri Insitute for Pharamcology Research
The main areas of reasearch of the Renal Division that are relevant to the Network are the following:
Recurrent and Familial Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome/Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura; Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome (SRNS): Complement abnormalities in primary Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis Membranous nephropathy; polycystic kidney disease; renal transplantation"


Senior clinician experts


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Giuseppe Remuzzi   (HCP Lead)  [e-mail]

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Piero Ruggenenti   (HCP Deputy Lead)  [e-mail]

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Ettore Sabadini   (HCP Deputy Lead)  [e-mail]

Junior clinician experts


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Imeraj Amantia   [e-mail]

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Valerie Columbano   [e-mail]

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Federica Tomatis   [e-mail]

Clinicians in training


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Silvia Bernardi   [e-mail]

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Laura Cappelletti   [e-mail]

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Valentina Fanny Leone   [e-mail]

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Marta Lepore   [e-mail]



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Camillo Carrara   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Immune glomerulopathies
» Tubulopathies
» Thrombotic microangiopathies
» AD structural kidney disorders


Giuseppe Remuzzi, MD
Telephone: 0039 035 267 3817


» Nephrology Division