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Dr. Michel Burnier

Dr. Michel Burnier is Emeritus Professor of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine in Lausanne, Switzerland since 2018. He received his MD degree at the University of Lausanne in 1979. After being trained in Internal Medicine in Lausanne, he developed his career in hypertension and nephrology and spent two years as a renal fellow in the Division of Nephrology of the Department of Medicine of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, USA. In 1989, he obtained the titles of specialist in Internal Medicine and in Nephrology. From 1992 to 2004, he was the Vice-director of the Outpatient Department of the University Hospital of Lausanne and in 2004, he became Professor of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2020, he was appointed Professor at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. 

Member of several national and international societies of Nephrology and Hypertension, Dr Burnier was a longstanding member of the Council of the European Society of Hypertension as treasurer and is still active as treasurer of the Foundation of the European Society of Hypertension. 

In his research, Dr Burnier participated in the development of several new antihypertensive drugs for the treatment of hypertension such as ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor antagonists and endothelin antagonists. He developed a specific interest in the field of renal physiology and the role of the kidney in the development of hypertension and cardiovascular complications with a special emphasis on salt.  More recently, he focused his scientific interest on drug adherence and new approaches to detect poor medication adherence in clinical practice. 

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Dr. Michel Burnier
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