Professor Jürgen Floege received his clinical training at the Hannover Medical School. His particular interest in renal diseases developed during various research periods in physiology, pharmacology, nephrology and pathology at the Hannover Medical School, Germany, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York and the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He was appointed as head of the Division of Nephrology and Immunology at the University of Aachen, Germany in 1999.
Professor Floege is a former vice dean in Aachen, executive council member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA) and current member of the executive board of KDIGO, a society developing world-wide nephrology guidelines. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the ERA-EDTA, immediate past-president of the German Society of Nephrology as well as honorary member of the Japanese, Polish, Portugese, Serbian and Slowakian Societies of Nephrology. In 2017 he was elected into the council of the German Society of Internal Medicine, Europe’s largest professional medical society, and is president-elect of that society for 2019. Together with Professors Richard Johnson, Marcello Tonelli and John Feehally he edits the best-selling textbook “Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology”. Finally, Professor Floege was co-editor of NDT and currently is a member of the editorial board of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, Nature Reviews Nephrology, Journal of Nephrology and others.
Research interests encompass both basic research, i.e. studies underlying progression of renal disease in particular renal fibrosis, as well as clinical research in immune-mediated renal disease, in particular IgA-nephropathy, as well as bone and mineral disorders (CKD-MBD) and cardiovascular disease in uremic patients.
His scientific work encompasses about 500 original papers, reviews and editorials, and 40 book chapters.