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Prof. Giovanni Montini is the holder of the Giuliana and Bernardo Caprotti Chair in Pediatrics at the University of Milan and Director of the Pediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Unit of the Foundation IRCCS Ca’ Granda Research Institute, Milan. He began his career as a Resident in Pediatrics at Padua Hospital, Italy, specializing first in pediatrics and then nephrology and he held the position of Registrar in Pediatric Nephrology at Guy’s Hospital, London (1987-1988). He then returned to Padua where he worked as a Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist at Padua Hospital (1989-2008). Before moving to Bologna to set up the regional center of reference for Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis (2009-2015), he was an Honorary Consultant in Pediatric Nephrology at the Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London (2008-2009) where his clinical and research responsibilities were focused mainly on congenital nephrotic syndrome and the treatment of hypertension. His main areas of clinical expertise include urinary tract infections, paediatric renal transplantation, chronic and acute kidney failure, CAKUT, nephrotic syndrome and renal involvement in mitochondrial diseases.
He is an accomplished researcher and lecturer in the field of paediatric nephrology and has published over 220 peer-reviewed articles.
Since 2010, he has been part of an international cooperation network project for pediatric nephrology set up in Nicaragua to help underprivileged children with kidney disease gain access to medical care, dialysis, and transplantation. In 2018, took over as director of the project. From December 2020 is directing the Laboratory of Translational Research in Paediatric Nephro-urology (LNUP) localized at the National Institute of Molecular Genetics.