The service is an international leader in translational and clinical renal disease research. Specifically, the Head of Service, Alberto Ortiz, coordinates the Cooperative Research Network (RETIC), financed by the Carlos III Health Institute, known as the Renal Research Network (REDINREN).

The most active areas of research are the pathogenesis and treatment of acute renal failure, pathogenesis, risk stratification and treatment of chronic kidney disease, with special emphasis on diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease and glomerular nephropathies, as well as vascular risk in renal patients.


The nephrology and hypertension service is part of the Medicine Department at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and takes part in undergraduate (medical degree) and postgraduate teaching (different master’s degrees offered by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid), as well as in the UAM's doctoral programme. Every year, the service carries out several undergraduate, medical and other degree dissertations, master's degree final projects and doctoral theses. We receive students from both Spanish and foreign universities. Specifically, in recent years we have received undergraduate and graduate students from France, Wales, Egypt, Lebanon, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Brazil, among others.

Several service members hold teaching positions at UAM: Alberto Ortiz, Full Professor of Medicine; Jesús Egido Professor, Emeritus of Medicine; Marta Ruíz Ortega, Associate Professor of Medicine; Emilio González Parra and Carolina Gracia, Assistant Professors of Medicine; Óscar Lorenzo, Carmen Gómez Guerrero and José Luis Martin Ventura, Hired Professors. The rest of the service, including the residents, are clinical teaching collaborators from the UAM’s Medicine Department.