ERKNet Reference Center


Toulouse, Toulouse, University Hospital


Center for rare renal disease in the Department of Nephrology and Organ Transplantation ; University Hospital of Rangueil, Toulouse, France


The Department of Nephrology and Transplantation of the University Hospital of Toulouse has an encatchment of 2-3 millions of persons (17.000 outpatients contact per year and 1500 hospitalizations). The center for rare renal disease (SORARE) has a special clinical focus on (1) inherited renal disease (especially, cystic kidney diseases (ADPKD, ARPKD, HNF1B-related disease) and CAKUT) and (2) immune glomerulonephritis and thrombotic microangiopathy. Also, all the acute and chronic renal replacement therapies are available in our center (intermittent and continuous dialysis, plasma exchanges, immune-adsorption, cascade filtration) and a medical intensive care unit is included in our Department. Our group is composed of nephrologists, immunologists, intensivists, and psychologists and regular staffs with medical geneticists are organized. In addition, we developed a program of clinical and experimental research in the field of HNF1B-related nephropathy, CAKUT and renal fibrosis, in collaboration with the J. Schanstra' lab from the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Institut des Maladies Métaboliques et Cardiovasculaires, U1048, Toulouse). Last, we conducted and participated to several investigator and industry-driven clinical trials.


Senior clinician experts


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Dominique Chauveau   (HCP Deputy Lead)   [e-mail]

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Stanislas Faguer   [e-mail]

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David Ribes   [e-mail]
Julie Belliere   [e-mail]

Junior clinician experts


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Colliou Eloise   [e-mail]

Disease expertise

» Hereditary glomerulopathies
» Immune glomerulopathies
» Tubulopathies
» Metabolic & stone disorders
» Thrombotic microangiopathies


Dominique CHAUVEAU (MD, PhD) and Stanislas FAGUER
Telephone: (+)33 561323279 and
Fax: (+)33 5 61 32 23 51