Phosphate in CKD Bone Defects to Be Lecture Topic

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Hartmut H. Malluche, MD

Citation: Kidney News 13, 10/11

A long-term researcher in the subject will provide “Novel Insight into the Contribution of Phosphate to Mineral and Bone Defects in CKD” in the Jack W. Coburn, MD, Endowed Lectureship on Saturday, November 6.

The speaker will be Hartmut H. Malluche, MD, who is the Robert G. Luke chair in nephrology and chief of the Division of Nephrology, Bone & Mineral Metabolism at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Prior to his current role, he was associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles.

His research interest is in the field of metabolic bone diseases with a focus on renal osteodystrophy and osteoporosis. This research has led to the publication of more than 400 articles in various scientific journals. He is the editor of the international journal Clinical Nephrology and the textbook Clinical Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation.

Dr. Malluche is the founder and past president of the International Society of Bone Morphometry and was president of the Kentucky Nephrology Research Trust. He has served as a member of numerous scientific advisory councils and clinical research committees, including for the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. He has served on guidelines committees for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO).

Dr. Malluche has been an invited speaker at many national and international meetings and served on the editorial boards of seven journals.

Among many awards, he has received a distinguished lecturer award from the Chinese Society of Nephrology and an award for excellence in research from the University of Kentucky. He is an honorary member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Malluche received his medical degree from J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and completed a residency and fellowship at the J.W. Goethe University hospitals.

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