Curriculum Vitae

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Dr. Benetti is the P.I. of the Laboratory of Immunopathology and Molecular Biology of the Kidney, where she has been working since 2004.  

Dr. Elisa Benetti, MD, PhD, is a pediatric nephrologist who graduated from the Medical School of the Padua University in 2004. In 2010, she obtained her specialisation as a Pediatrician with a specific focus on Pediatric Nephrology, and a PhD in Developmental Medicine and Planning Science in 2014 at the same University. Since 2014, she has been coordinating the Pediatric Renal Transplant Center of Padua. Currently, she also is a representative of Padua University Hospital in the European Reference Network (ERN) for Rare Kidney diseases (ERKNet) and Transplantation (TransplantChild). She also is the coordinator of the Veneto Regional Registry of Nephrotic Syndrome. 

Since 2004, her clinical and research activity has been focused mainly on rare renal diseases, renal transplantation, nephrotic syndrome, and renal developmental abnormalities. She has published more than 70 papers, as an author or co-author, on renal genetic diseases, nephrotic syndrome, and renal transplantation. She is also author of three book chapters. She also acts as a reviewer for several international peer-review journals.    

Dr. Benetti has been taking up a teaching position at the Pediatric Surgery Residency Program of the University of Padua since 2018 and at the Pediatrics Residency Program of the same University since 2021. Furthermore, she has been acting as a tutor in the Pediatrics Residency Program and in the Second level University Master in Pediatric Nephrology of the University of Padua since 2011. 

Dr. Benetti is a past vice-president and counselor of the Italian Society for Pediatric Nephrology and is a member of many national and international scientific societies and registries on renal disease and kidney transplantation, including the European Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN), the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN), the Italian Society for Organ Transplant (SITO), the Italian Society of Paediatrics (SIP), Certain registry, ESCAPE Study Group, PODONET Consortium. In 2010, she successfully completed the International Summer School of Renal Pathology of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) and was thus eligible to be admitted to the Renal Pathology Society (RPS). 

During her career, Dr. Benetti has promoted and attended many national and international meetings and conferences and has been the recipient of several awards for her research. 

Over the years, she has been the local principal investigator or co-investigator of approximately 20 national and international research projects and clinical trials in the field of pediatric kidney transplantation, pediatric primary glomerular diseases, nephrotic syndrome, and rare renal genetic disorders.  


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Immunopathology and Molecular Biology of kidney

The Laboratory of Immunopathology and Molecular Biology of the Kidney is part of the Pediatric Nephrology Dialysis and Transplant unit of the Dept. of Women’s and children’s Health of Hospital/University of Padua.