José Portolés Pérez






José Portolés Pérez

MD, PhD, Asociate Prof


Nephrology Service, Hospital Puerta de Hierro, Madrid, Spain

University Autónoma Madrid


José Portolés Pérez (Madrid, Spain 1964) is the current Head of the Nephrology & Transplant Service at the University Hospital Puerta de Hierro (Madrid Spain). He is also Associate Professor at the Universidad Autonónoma de Madrid from 2011. He received his degree in medicine from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) in 1988. He was a Fellow in nephrology (1989–1993) and received a Ph. Degree in medicine at the University Complutense (1992). Dr Portolés  worked at the University Hospital of Albacete, from 1994 to 1999. Then he moved to Nephrology Service at Foundation Hospital Alcorcon and gained the position of Head of Service on 2002. On April 2011 he moved to his actual position, and is the group leder for his research group into the Public Research Net (REDINREN RD 016/009/009).


Dr Portolés  has Master’s degrees in statistical methodology (2001) and in clinical unit management (2002), and several clinical manager courses (last one on 2016) He has software expertise and co-designs specific clinical software for global managent of renal treatment (From CKD to dialysis and transplant). He has been the coordinator of the multicentre PD collaborative group (GCDP from 2003).


He has Joined the Transplant Working Group Spanish Society of Neprhology from 20011 and became council member from 2015. He is the promotor and coordinator of the Spanish collaborative study for KTx from controlled cardiac death donnors (since 2012). In addition, he has coordinated several multicentre studies using large databases and web technology,


Dr Portolés Pérez is Past President of the Madrid regional nephrology society (2008-2012) and is a member of the council of the Spanish Society of Neprhtology (from 2008) and member of  Nefrologia editiorial comitee. He has also been a member of the scientific committees of several multicentre studies. He has been the cooridnator of the Nephrology Regional Strategic Plan. He has co-authored more than 120 papers (with an H-Index of 18)  and several books, and is actively involved in research and education in the areas of transplant, peritoneal dialysis, anaemia, progression of chronic kidney disease and  cardiovascular risk. He is also an active collaborator of the Spanish Renal Patient Association (ALCER) and has received the ALCER annual prize (2011) for his work in promoting integrated care for renal patients.

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