Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne (Switzerland)
PD Dr Menno Pruijm is full time staff member (médecin adjoint) and head of the dialysis unit of the Service of Nephrology and Hypertension of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV). He trained as MD in Leuven, Belgium, specialized in internal medicine in Leiden, the Netherlands and became nephrologist in Lausanne. His research focuses on the application of imaging techniques to unravel the pathophysiology and hemodynamic alterations in CKD. He is one of the main drivers of several cohort studies (including SKIPOGH), and has a large expertise in renal ultrasound and functional renal MRI. He is an international leader in the field of Blood oxygenation level dependent MRI (BOLD-MRI) and part of the European Union COST Action (‘PARENCHIMA’). Together with Bastien Milani, he developed a new method to analyze BOLD-MRI images. The so called TLCO method (twelve layer concentric objects) is now considered as the best way to analyze BOLD-MR images. He has co-authored more than 125 papers.