Dr. C Fourtounas is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine - Nephrology at School of Health Sciences, University of Thessaly, Greece. He graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece (M.D) and he completed his Ph. D in the Medical School of the University of Athens in Greece. Dr. Fourtounas has specialized in Nephrology since 1997 and is actively involved in all aspects of the subspeciality including renal transplantation. He has been involved in the teaching of pre- and post- graduate medical students regarding internal medicine and nephrology for more than 10 years in the Medical Schools of the Universities of Patras and Thessaly. He has published more than 130 papers in national and international peer-reviewed medical journals and has contributed with chapters in more than 10 medical books. Dr. C Fourtounas main research interests includes diabetic nephropathy and diabetes management in peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation, pancreas transplantation and hemodialysis.