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Complement involvement in STEC-HUS: Clinical observations

Presenter: Dr. Martin Bitzan


Martin Bitzan is a pediatric nephrologist. He is the former Director of the Division of Nephrology at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (until 2018) and the former director of the Pediatric Nephrology Training Program at McGill University.

He graduated from the University of Bonn and trained in microbiology, pediatrics and pediatric nephrology in Cologne and Hamburg, Germany and in Toronto, Canada, and worked as a pediatric nephrologist in North Carolina, USA and the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada.

He has an abiding research and clinical interest in the pathogenesis and treatment of hemolytic uremic syndromes caused by infections and complement/coagulation pathway abnormalities. His interests extend to (other) glomerular diseases and kidney transplantation.

He is engaged in national and international collaborations and nephrology teaching with partners in the Caribbean, Asia and Africa.