Dr. Jorge Cerdá, MD, FACP, FASN earned his MD at the University of the Republic School of Medicine, in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1976, completed internal medicine training at the University of the Republic Hospital de Clinicas in Montevideo, Uruguay and later obtained his Certificate in the Specialty of Nephrology in 1982. Between 1974 and 1991 Dr. Cerdá was successively Instructor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of the Republic School of Medicine. In 1979-80 he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in the United States, and completed a Masters of Science in Physiology at the Albany Medical College. Between 1985 and 1987 Dr. Cerdá completed a Nephrology Fellowship at the Albany Medical Center and became an Assistant Professor and subsequently an Associate Professor of Medicine. In 1996, he joined Capital District Renal Physicians. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Albany Medical College, where he actively participates in the teaching and research program.
Dr. Cerdá has co-authored more than 60 papers in peer reviewed journals, books and international meetings, and is on the editorial board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Society of Nephrology NephSAP, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Kidney Disease, Kidney International, Nephrology Dialysis & Transplantation, Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine and the Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, and a member of the International Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation, where he holds local, national and international leadership positions. Dr. Cerda’s main research interests have been in the field of Critical Care Nephrology and Chronic Kidney Disease and are focused on acute kidney injury (AKI) post cardiac surgery, continuous renal replacement therapies in AKI, and the epidemiology of AKI. Additionally, he currently participates in research on the management of diabetic nephropathy and chronic kidney disease. Dr. Cerdá has extensive experience as a speaker in multiple national and international meetings, and is a member of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies, a member of the Acute Kidney Injury Network (AKIN), the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI), the AKI Committee of the international Society of Nephrology, the Advisory Committee of the American Society of Nephrology and the Board of Directors of the World Foundation for Renal Care, where he works to promote renal care in disadvantaged countries.