Prof, Head of department
Department of Nephrology Hemodialysis Apheresis and Transplantation
Professor Rostaing received his MD and graduated in Nephrology from Toulouse University Medical School in 1988. In 1989 he graduated in Immunology at Aix-Marseille University Medical School. 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 Multi-organ Transplant Service at the Hospital, and became Professor of Nephrology in 1999. He obtained his PhD from Toulouse University in 2000.
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; and the assessment of intracytoplasmic cytokines by means of flow cytometry and its relevance to alloreactivity in kidney transplant recipients and to biocompatibility in hemodialysis patients. He has authored or co-authored some 40 articles and more than 200 papers.
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 American Society of Nephrology, and the American Society of Transplantation.