Bert Bammens, MD, PhD was born on September 25th 1974. In 1999 he received the degree of Medical Doctor from KU Leuven, Belgium. In 2005 he finished his PhD traineeship with the public defense of his doctoral thesis entitled “The protein-bound solute p-cresol – Generation, elimination and clinical implications in patients with chronic kidney disease”. He is currently working as full-time senior academic staff member of the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Renal Transplantation at the University Hospitals Leuven. He teaches renal physiology and pathophysiology as an Associate professor at the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine of KU Leuven, Belgium.
His scientific points of interest are uremic toxicity, renal replacement therapy and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney diseased patients.