Professor Gema Ariceta is Head of the Department of Paediatric Kidney Disease at the University Hospital Vall d’Hebron, and Associate Professor of Paediatrics at Autonomous University of Barcelona School of Medicine, Barcelona, Spain. She is also member of the Renal Physiopathology Group at the Vall d'Hebrón Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, Spain, and founder member of Renaltube.
Gema obtained her medical degree from The Basque Country University in Vizcaya, Spain, in 1985, and undertook her specialisation into paediatrics and paediatric nephrology in 1991 at University Cruces Hospital, Spain. In 1993, she achieved her Doctor Degree from The Basque Country University (Vizcaya.Spain).
Gema became a Fulbright scholar (Ruth Kennedy grant) in 1999 at the Division of Kidney Diseases at the Children's Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, US; and in 2006, she graduated as Masters in Science and Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from the Graduate School at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, US.
Throughout her career, Gema has published over than 120 scientific articles and authored more than 27 book chapters. She is a co-founder member of the European Rare Kidney Disease Network (ERKNet), and co-chair of the Tubulopathies Working Group. She is also member of the Spanish Orphanet Scientific Committee Board.
Her research interests are focused on primary tubulopathies, inherited rare renal disorders, Dent disease, Familial hypomagnesemia with hypercalciuria nephrocalcinosis, atypical haemolytic uremic syndrome and paediatric chronic kidney disease.