Professor Austin Stack is Foundation Chair of Medicine at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick and Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospital Limerick in Ireland.
He received his medical degree from University College Dublin and completed his medical residency at the Mater University Hospital and fellowship programme at the University of Michigan, USA. He trained in epidemiology and health outcomes research at the Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Centre (KECC) and the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) Coordinating Centre and was Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas USA.
Professor Stack is Director of the Health Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Limerick in Ireland. His research focus on risk factors, complications and treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury including anaemia, iron deficiency and hyperuricaemia and their links with cardiovascular disease. He has published widely in these areas and has presented at international meetings and congresses. Professor Stack is PI for several large-scale studies that examine the burden, progression and impact of CKD and AKI. He is co-investigator for the CKD surveillance programme in the US and sits on several national and international steering committees and advisory groups. He was instrumental in establishing Irelands first National Renal Information System and now leads the first National Surveillance System for Kidney Disease.
He sits on the Editorial Board for BMC Nephrology and Journal of Nephrology is a reviewer for several major nephrology journals. His work has been funded by the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health and the Irish Health Research Board and he serves as a reviewer for Wellcome Trust UK, Chief Scientist Office for Research Scotland and the NIH.