Roberto Pecoits-Filho is currently a Full Professor of nephrology at the School of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, and director of the Ph.D. and Masters Programs in Health Sciences at the same university. Pecoits-Filho received his M.D. degree in 1993, trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Curitiba, and completed his nephrology fellowship at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo, USA, in 1997-1998. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and thereafter went to Sweden as a visiting scholar at the Karolinska Institutet, Solna, from 1999 to 2002. As a clinician, his activities are based in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Cajuru University Hospital and the Division of Nephrology at the same hospital. Pecoits-Filho was a principal investigator in 11 multicentric trials, leads 2 investigator-driven multicentric trials in Brazil, and sits on the Editorial Board of Nephron Clinical Practice, Peritoneal Dialysis International, Hemodialysis International, and Blood Purification, Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Nephrology, and Ad Hoc Reviewer for journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, JASN, and Kidney International. He has published his research in over 110 papers in international indexed journals, which were highly cited (Factor H of 23), and lectured in over 30 countries around the world. He is the Current Coordinator of the Latin American Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). After being President of the Paraná Society of Nephrology (2004-2005), Scientific Director of the Paraná Society of Nephrology (2006–), and Chair of the Dialysis Department of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology, a 50-year-old society with almost 3,000 members, he was recently elected the Vice President of this society.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012