Denis Fouque, MD, PhD, is Professor of Nephrology at the University Claude Bernard Lyon1, and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud in Lyon, France.
He is the past Research Vice President (Health Affairs) at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon, the largest medical school in France (2012-2016). Dr Fouque has published 300 papers, including reviews, meta-analyses and 18 book chapters, among which 2 chapters in The Kidney, Brenner and Rector, 2012 and 2015. His current h factor is 52. His research fields are in nutrition and metabolism in chronic kidney disease and dialysis. He is co-director of the adipocyte dysfunction research group in INSERM 1060 at the University Claude Bernard Lyon1.
Dr Fouque also got training in Evidence based Medicine by founding the Cochrane Collaboration Renal Group in 1997 and being the Co-ordinating Editor until 2001. Dr Fouque was President of the International Society for Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (2004–2006), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Renal Nutrition (2003-2011) and chairman of the ERA-EDTA Nutrition Guideline (2007). Dr Fouque is currently vice-chairman of the European Renal Best Practice group of ERA-EDTA. He has been an ERA-EDTA Council member from 2012, and is the Editor-in-chief of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.