Plenary Session 10 presentation title: “A South American Perspective”
Hernán Trimarchi, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN
Chief Nephrology Service and Kidney Transplant Unit, Professor of Medicine Universidad Católica Argentina
Professor Hernán Trimarchi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1967. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Medical School in Argentina in 1990. In nephrology, his particular interest is focused on glomerular diseases, particularly in proteinuria and podocyturia, glomerular diseases with main interest in IgA nephropathy, focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis and Fabry disease, in the endothelium in renal replacement therapies, among other topics. His research developed first at Baylor School of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA where we completed a post-doctoral renal research fellowship in 1997-1998, and continues nowadays at the Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been appointed as head of the Division of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation at the Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires since 2006.
Professor Trimarchi is a former council member of the Glomerular Diseases Committee of the Buenos Aires Nephrology Association and of the Argentine Society of Nephrology. He has been member of many Scientific Committees of the Argentine Congress of Nephrology for the past 15 years. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the International IgA Nephropathy Network, member of the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program Committee since 2020, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Argentinian Society of Nephrology “Nefrología Argentina”. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He is an active member of the International Society of Nephrology and of the International Society of Transplantation (IST). His PhD degree in 2010 was about the endothelium in chronic hemodialysis. He has been awarded the Miatello Prize of the Argentine Society of Nephrology in 2003, 2013 and 2015 and the Lanari Prize of the Argentinian Society of Nephrology in 2016; he also won the yearly Hospital Británico de Buenos Aires Clinical Research Award consecutively from 2007 to 2012. He was distinguished with the Facultad de Medicina Prize at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in 2013 for his research in endothelium and homocysteine in chronic kidney disease. He is member of the editorial board of many nephrology and transplantation journals and has written many book chapters on endothelium, hypertension, glomerulonephritis and transplantation. He is the main editor of the book Glomerular Diseases in 2017, the first of its kind in Spanish. He is also involved in many clinical research protocols related to glomerular diseases, in which he participates as member of the advisory board, as leader of knowledge or national coordinator of many of them. Finally, Dr Trimarchi is Professor of Medicine of the Universidad Católica Argentina and Director of the Post Graduate Course of Internal Medicine of the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Medicine at the Hospital Británico
His scientific work encompasses more than 15 chapters in books, 110 original papers, reviews and editorials in peer-reviewed journals, of which almost 95 are indexed in PubMed.
Finally, he has been the PI in nearly 10 sponsored clinical trials related to hypertension, IgA nephropathy, membranous nephropathy and focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis.