Dieter Haffner is a professor of pediatrics and head of the Department of Pediatric Kidney, Liver and Metabolic Diseases at Hannover Medical School.
His main interests are the genetic and mechanistic exploration of rare kidney diseases such as hereditary cystic kidney disease, X-linked hypophosphatemic rickets and mineral and bone disorders in children with chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD).
Dieter is coordinating the ESPN working group on CKD-MBD, the IPNA Best Practices and Standards Committee, and the Guidelines and Pathways Task Force of the European Reference Network for Rare Kidney Diseases (ERKNet). He has led, or been heavily involved in, several randomized controlled clinical trials, patient registries, and clinical practice recommendations.
He has published 140 original scientific articles, 10 reviews and editorials and 9 book chapters.