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Peter Kotanko, MD, FASN

RRI Research Director
SVP, Corporate Research & Development

Peter Kotanko, MD is Research Director at the Renal Research Institute (RRI), New York. Prior to joining RRI, from 1997 to 2007 he served as Vice Chair of a department of internal medicine at an academic teaching hospital in Graz, Austria. Prior to moving to Graz in 1989, he worked 1982-89 at the Department of Physiology and the University Clinic of Internal Medicine, Innsbruck, Austria. From 1995-6 he trained in nephrology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK. He is Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Nephrology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and holds a teaching appointment at the Medical University Innsbruck. He has authored and co-authored over 320 publications and book chapters, and he holds multiple patents in the field of kidney replacement therapy. He is an awardee of the 2019 KidneyX prize for innovations in dialysis and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology.