Impressions and comments from Dr. D'Intini
I initially thought I would not last in this quaint and unassuming town nestled and forgotten between two great and notable cities of Venice and Verona. The town is blessed by magnificent architecture (Palladio) but more impressive by the state of the art Nephrology unit which was under construction at the time I was there. I was spoilt by the choice of technology and techniques offered and the department of Nephrology team who were so good to me that are almost like family. I managed insert myself into the already strong links between intensive care unit and nephrology.
I managed to score my first publications in renal replacement techniques and uremia, Apoptosis and uremia, and blood purification techniques in sepsis.
I met a brilliant group of Nephrologists from around the world interested in the same cause and was able to participate in numerous conferences based in Vicenza which brought the world's experts in renal fields.
This could only be made possible because of the super human efforts of one man who managed to fit in a busy international lecturer lifestyle, a smooth running avant garde department, a bunch of international fellows in research and still made time to teach in the Vicenza School of Life - It is a family which I dearly miss.
An Italo-Australian born and raised in Melbourne Australia, graduated from Monash University Medical School in 1993. After completing an internship, commenced basic physician residency training and entered a Nephrology fellowship in Melbourne.
He took time out to work for humanitarian causes working with indigenous people in the deserts of Australia and lived in Vietnam for twelve months.
He returned to further his training and decided upon Intensive care Medicine and in 2001 was given his Fellowship to the Australasian College of Physicians (renal medicine). He quite enjoyed his time in Intensive care and under the guidance of Professor Bellomo developed an interest in Renal Dysfunction in Critical Illness which brought together both passions.
To further pursue this discipline, he was sent to the birth place of ?Critical care Nephrology? at the San Bortolo Hospital, Vicenza Italy where he met the maestro of Clearance and dialytic techniques.
What was supposed to be a one year project turned out being three unforgettable years at a unique school of Nephrology and of Life.
Currently working as a consultant nephrologist with strong involvement with intensive care medicine.