Alberto Caldas Afonso

Alberto Caldas Afonso

Alberto Caldas Afonso received his degree and PhD from the Faculty of Medicine of Porto and his MBA in Health Economics in 2002 from the Catholic University of Porto.

He is currently Full Professor and Course Director of the Integrated Master’s Degree in Medicine at the Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar.

His main scientific areas of interest are kidney diseases, diabetic nephropathy, and molecular mechanisms of disease progression and renal protection.

He is also a Portuguese Member of the World Medical Association, the Ibero-American Forum of Medical Entities, and the Standing Committee of European Physicians. He is involved in many clinical trials and has published numerous articles in international journals addressing a wide variety of topics related to pediatric nephrology.

Alberto Caldas Afonso leads the research group on “Early Cardiometabolic Risk and Vascular Injury – Impact on the Kidney”from the Laboratory for Integrative and Translational Research in Population Health (ITR).


Leite-Almeida L, Morato M, Cosme D, Afonso J, Areias JC, Guerra A , Caldas-Afonso A , Albino-Teixeira A, Sousa T , Costa L

Free Radic Biol Med, 2021 Feb 1;163:116-124. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.12.005. Epub 2020 Dec 11.

Costa L , Schaefer F , Caldas-Afonso A , Correia S , Guimarães JT , Guerra A , Barros H , Azevedo A

Pediatr Nephrol, 2019 Dec 9. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04429-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Azukaitis K, Ju W, Kirchner M, Nair V, Smith M, Fang Z, Thurn-Valsassina D, Bayazit A, Niemirska A, Canpolat N, Bulut IK, Yalcinkaya F, Paripovic D, Harambat J, Cakar N, Alpay H, Lugani F, Men , : , Caldas-Afonso A , et al.

Kidney Int, 2019 Jul;96(1):214-221. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2019.01.035. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Guzzo I, de Galasso L, Mir S, Bulut IK, Jankauskiene A, Burokiene V, Cvetkovic M, Kostic M, Bayazit AK, Yildizdas D, Schmitt CP, Paglialonga F, Montini G, Yilmaz E, Oh J, Weber L, Taylan C, Ha , Caldas-Afonso A , Drozdz D, Schaefer F, Picca S; ESCAPE Network.

J Nephrol, 2019 Jun;32(3):445-451. doi: 10.1007/s40620-019-00606-1. Epub 2019 Apr 4.


Nephron, 2018 Oct 25:1-4. doi: 10.1159/000492826. [Epub ahead of print]

Morato M , Costa L , Sousa T , Cosme D , Schaefer F , Areias JC , Guerra A , Caldas-Afonso A , Barros H , Azevedo A , Albino-Teixeira A

, 2017 Mar 23. doi: 10.1007/s00467-017-3639-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Ebner K, Schaefer F, Liebau MC , Caldas-Afonso A , ARegPKD Consortium.

Front Pediatr, 2017 Feb 16;5:18. doi: 10.3389/fped.2017.00018. eCollection 2017.

Costa L , Sousa T , Morato M , Cosme D , Afonso J , Areias JC , Schaefer F , Guerra A , Caldas-Afonso A , Azevedo A , Albino-Teixeira A

Br J Nutr, 2016 Sep;116(5):805-15. doi: 10.1017/S0007114516002804. Epub 2016 Aug 2.

Valente A , Silva D , Neves E , Almeida F , Cruz JL , Dias CC , da Costa-Pereira A , Caldas-Afonso A , Guerra A

Public Health, 2016 Nov;140:91-101. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.07.017. Epub 2016 Aug 27.

Correia-Costa A , Costa L , Caldas-Afonso A , Schaefer F , Guerra A , Moura C , Mota C , Barros H , Areias JC , Azevedo A

Int J Cardiol, 2016 Sep 1;218:37-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2016.05.060. Epub 2016 May 14.

Melo MR, Ferreira-Magalhães M, Flor-Lima F, Rodrigues M , Severo M , Almeida-Santos L , Caldas-Afonso A , Barros PP , Ferreira A

PLoS One, 2016 Aug 26;11(8):e0161149. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161149. eCollection 2016.

Pais C , Costa L , Moura C , Mota C , Severo M , Guerra A , Areias JC , Schaefer F , Caldas-Afonso A , Barros H , Santos AC , Azevedo A

Int J Cardiol, 2016 Feb 1;204:83-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.11.149. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

Costa L , Cosme D , Nogueira-Silva L , Morato M , Sousa T , Moura C , Mota C , Guerra A , Albino-Teixeira A , Schaefer F , Lopes C , Caldas-Afonso A , Azevedo A

Pediatr Nephrol, 2016 Feb;31(2):279-88. doi: 10.1007/s00467-015-3210-7. Epub 2015 Sep 29.

Costa L , Santos AC , Severo M , Guerra A , Azevedo A , Caldas-Afonso A , Barros H , Schaefer F

PLoS One, 2015 Jun 30;10(6):e0132097. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132097. eCollection 2015.

Costa L , Caldas-Afonso A , Schaefer F , Guimarães JT , Bustorff M , Guerra A , Barros H , Azevedo A

Pediatric Research, 2015 Oct;78(4):436-44. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.130. Epub 2015 Jul 7.

Stuart HM, Roberts NA, Hilton EN, McKenzie EA, Daly SB, Hadfield KD, Rahal JS, Gardiner NJ, Tanley SW, Lewis MA, Sites E, Angle B, Alves C, Lourenço T, Rodrigues M, Calado A, Amado M, Guerrei , Beattie J, Bradbuty M, Coad N, Coulthard M, Cuckow P, Dossetor J, Dudley J, Hughes D, Feather S, Fitzpatrick M, Goodship JA, Goodship TH, Griffin N, Gullett AM, Haycock G, Hodes D, Houtman P, , Caldas-Afonso A , Caliskan S, Candan C, Canpolat N, Donmez O, Doyon A, Drozdz D, Dusek J, Duzova A, Emre S, Erdogan H, Feldkötter M, Fischbach M, Galiano G, Haffner D, Harambat J, Jankauskiene A, Jeck N, John

J Am Soc Nephrol, Apr;26(4):797-804. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013090961. Epub 2014 Aug 21

Flor-de-Lima F, Martins T, Teixeira A, Pinto H, Botelho-Moniz E , Caldas-Afonso A

Acta Medica Portuguesa, 2015 Jan-Feb;28(1):15-20. Epub 2015 Feb 27.

Wühl E , Trivelli A , Picca S , Litwin M , Peco-Antic A , Zurowska A , Testa S , Jankauskiene A , Emre S , Caldas-Afonso A , Anarat A , Niaudet P , Mir S , Bakkaloglu A , Enke B , Montini G , Wingen AM

N Engl J Med, 361(17):1639-50


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