Lionel Rostaing, CHU Toulouse

Lionel Rostaing

Professor Lionel Rostaing MD PhD
Consultant in Clinical Transplantation
Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, FRANCE

Professor Rostaing received his MD and graduated in Nephrology from Toulouse University Medical School (France) in 1988. In 1989 he graduated in Immunology at Aix-Marseille University Medical School (France).

During this period Professor Rostaing completed two overseas fellowships, one at the Collaborative Transplant Study in Heidelberg, Germany and one at the UK Transplant Services in Bristol.

In 1990 he returned to Toulouse University Hospital, first as Assistant Physician in Clinical Hematology and later as Assistant Physician in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. From 1994 to 1998 he worked as a Consultant in the Organ Transplant Service at the Toulouse Hospital, and became Professor of Nephrology in 1999. He obtained his PhD from Toulouse University in 2000. Since 2008 he is Chairman of the department of Nephrology and Organ transplantation of Toulouse University Hospital. As of February 2016 he will move to Grenoble university hospital where he will be chairman of the department of Nephrology, dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Professor Rostaing's main fields of clinical and basic research include viral infections in dialysis and in organ transplant patients, particularly hepatitis C virus infection in dialysis and transplant patients; cytomegalovirus infection and disease after kidney and liver transplants; hepatitis E after organ transplantation; anemia after kidney transplantation and after liver transplantation; the pharmacodynamic effects of immunosuppressants; immunoadsorption, and desensitization protocols in the setting of ABO and/or HLA incompatible kidney transplantation with living donor. He has authored or co-authored more than 440 original articles.

Professor Rostaing is a member of several professional and scientific organizations including the French Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Nephrology, the European Society of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation, the European Society of Transplantation, the European society of Artificial Organs, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Transplantation.