Adrian Covic

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Adrian Covic[1] (born 6 May 1967, Iasi, Romania), is an internal medicine and nephrology physician, PhD in medical sciences and professor at the Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania. He is the head of the Nephrology Clinic of the “Dr. C.I. Parhon” Hospital, Iasi and the elected President of the Romanian Society of Nephrology.

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife Adina have two daughters, born in 1997 and 1999.

Education and career[edit]

  • Graduated (1985) "Costache Negruzzi" High SchoolValedictorian
  • Graduated (1991) Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and PharmacyValedictorian
  • Professor (by competition) at the University “Gr. T. Popa” Iasi (2004)
  • Ph.D. dissertation (20 November 1997) - Study of cardiovascular abnormalities and determinant factors in chronic renal failure, and the impact of renal replacements methods – guided by Prof. Dr. V. Tacu
  • Primary physician in Internal Medicine (through competition, June 2000)
  • Primary physician in Nephrology (through competition, June 2002)
  • Medical Director of the “C. I. Parhon” University Hospital, Iasi (2001-2003)
  • Manager of the “C. I. Parhon” University Hospital, Iasi (2003-2012)
  • Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (2004-2008)
  • Vice-Rector of the Faculty of Medicine (2012)
  • Secretary-Treasurer of the European Renal Association ERA/EDTA (2005-2011)[2]
  • Board member in KDIGO (Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes)[3]
  • Board member in ERBP (European Renal Best Practice)[4]
  • President of the Romanian Society of Nephrology (September 2005-2007)
  • Elected President of the Romanian Society of Nephrology (September 2011)[5]
  • Vice-president Panel 3 - Biomedical Sciences CNATDCU, Vice-president Medical Board CNATDCU (Consiliul Național de Atestare a Titlurilor, Diplomelor și Certificatelor Universitare - National Council for the Recognition of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates)[6]
  • Member (corresponding) of the Academy of Medical Sciences, member of the Academy of Scientists

Publishing activity (synthesis)[edit]

Books[edit]

Contribution to national manuals and guidelines[edit]

  • “Nefrologie” (“Nephrology”), A. Ciocalteu editor, Infomedica Publishing, Bucharest, 1997 - Chapter 5
  • “Terapeutică medicală" (“Medical Therapeutics") - Second Edition, editors G. Ungureanu, M. Covic, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 2000 - Chapters 43, 44, 47, 48, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64
  • “Nefrologie” (“Nephrology”), A. Ciocalteu editor, Infomedica Publishing, Bucharest, 2001 - Chapter 9
  • “Manual de Nefrologie” ("Manual of Nephrology"), N. Ursea editor, Romanian Foundation Kidney Publishing, Bucharest, 2001 - Chapters: "Mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis", "Fibrillar and imunoautacoide glomerulonephritis " "Microvascular disease of the kidney"
  • “Genetică umană” ("Human Genetics"), M.Covic, D. Stefanescu, I. Sandovici, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 2003 - Chapter "Multifactorial disease" (M. Bemba, Adrian Covic)
  • “Ghiduri de Practică Medicală” ("Medical Practice Guidelines”), Volume II under the auspices of the College of Physicians of Romania, Coordinators L. Gherasim, M. Cinteaza, A. Iliesiu, D. Vinereanu, F. Paveliu, Infomedica Publishing, Bucharest, 2001 - Chapter: "Acute renal failure II"
  • “Ghiduri de practică medicală- Anemia secundară bolii cronice de rinichi” ("Medical practice guidelines - Anemia of chronic kidney disease secondary"), G. Mircescu, M. Gherman-Caprioara, N. Ursea, Adrian Covic, Infomedica Publishing, Iasi, 2005
  • “Ghiduri de practică medicală - Hiperparatiroidismul secundar bolii cronice de rinichi” ("Medical practice guidelines - Hyperparathyroidism secondary to chronic kidney disease"), G. Mircescu, M. Gherman-Caprioara, N. Ursea, Adrian Covic, Infomedica Publishing, Iasi, 2005
  • “Ghid de diagnostic şi tratament al tulburărilor minerale osoase asociate bolii cronice de rinichi (TMO-BCR)” (“Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of mineral and bone disorder associated with chronic kidney disease”), Adrian Covic, A. Schiller, G. Mircescu, E. Mota, M. Apetrii, M. Penescu, Demiurg Publishing, Iasi, 2011

Contributions to international handbooks[edit]

  • “The Year in Hypertension”, Raymond Townsend, Clinical Publishing, 2008 – Chapter “Blood pressure measurement: in there more to this than systolic, diastolic and pulse pressures?”, (Adrian Covic, P. Gusbeth-Tatomir, DJA Goldsmith)

Own books / manuals[edit]

  • "Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease", Editors: Mircea Covic, Adrian Covic, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 1999
  • "Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis", Editor Adrian Covic, and P. Gusbeth-Tatomir, A. Seica, C. Corcodel, Dan Publisher, Iasi, 2001
  • “Neuropatia diabetică și neuropatia metabolică” ("Diabetic neuropathy and metabolic neuropathy"), Editors Gabriel Veisa, Adrian Covic, C. Serafinceanu, Pim Publishing, Iasi 2003
  • “Afectarea cardiovasculară în boala renală cronică” ("Impairment of cardiovascular disease in chronic kidney disease") Adrian Covic, P. Gusbeth-Tatomir, L. Segall, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 2005
  • “Dializa peritoneală” (“Peritoneal Dialysis”), L. Segall, Laura Florea, Adrian Covic, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 2006
  • “Manual de Nefrologie” ("Manual of Nephrology"), Adrian Covic, Maria Covic, L. Segall, P. Gusbeth-Tatomir, Polirom Publishing, Iasi, 2007
  • “Hemodializa – Principii teoretice și practice” ("Hemodialysis - theoretical and practical principles"), Adrian Covic, L. Voroneanu, M. Apetrei, S. Ardeleanu, L. Segall, C. Volovat, D. Siriopol, S. Hogas, I. Nistor A. Schiller, L. Florea M. Basil, M. Onofriescu, I. Maftei, Demiurg Publishing, Iasi, 2011
  • “Nefrologie – Principii teoretice și practice” ("Nephrology - theoretical and practical principles"), Adrian Covic, M. Apetrei, S. Ardeleanu, Covic, L. Florea, S. Hogas, I. Mititiuc, I. Nistor, M. Onofriescu, L. Segall, D. Siriopol, G. Veisa, C. Volovat, L. Voroneanu, Demiurg Publishing, Iasi, 2011
  • “Nefrologie – Manual de buzunar pentru medicul de familie” ("Nephrology - Pocket manual for general practitioner"), Adrian Covic, Demiurg Publishing, Iasi, 2012

Papers published "in extenso"[edit]

327 (122 as first author and 201 in collaboration) with a Hirsch index of 32.[7]

Academic affiliations[edit]

  • Member of the Society of Physicians and Naturalists, Iasi
  • Member of the Romanian Society of Nephrology
  • Member of the EDTA / ERA (European Dialysis and Transplantation Association / European Renal Association) 1994 - Council member EDTA / ERA 2003-2011
  • Member of EDTNA / ERCA (European Renal Care Association)
  • Member of ISN (International Society of Nephrology)
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Founding member of the Romanian Foundation Kidney
  • Founder of Save The Kidney Foundation
  • Associate Editor of NDT – Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation and of "Maedica" - the Journal of Clinical Medicine, Bucharest
  • Editor-in-chief of the "International Journal of Urology and Nephrology / Urology and Nephrology Geriatric"
  • Reviewer (peer reviewer) for American Journal of Kidney Disease, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, Medical Journal and Romanian Timisoara Medical Journal, Infomedica, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Circulation, Peritoneal Dialysis International, Hypertension, International Journal of Urology and Nephrology / geriatric Urology and Nephrology
  • Assessor ARACIS and FP7
  • Vice-president Panel 3 - Biomedical Sciences CNATDCU, Vice-president Medical Board CNATDCU (Consiliul Național de Atestare a Titlurilor, Diplomelor și Certificatelor Universitare - National Council for the Recognition of University Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates)

Academic awards[edit]

  • First prize - at the 38th Congress of Cardiology, Sinaia, September 29-October 2, 2000
  • Certificate of Excellence - Romanian Society of Nephrology, University of Iasi, Iasi Medical College - for contribution to renal transplantation in Iasi
  • "College Prize in Romania" in 2001 - for "outstanding achievements in scientific work in the field of medical specialties "
  • Young Investigator Award - the XXXIII European Congress of Nephrology, Nice, 2000
  • Young Investigator Award - the European XXXV Congress of Nephrology, Copenhagen, 2002
  • Award of World Congress of Nephrology, Berlin, 2003
  • For outstanding professional achievements - Award of Excellence 2005 - MEDIC.RO, November 2005
  • Certificate of Excellence - Manager of the Year 2005
  • Julius Hatieganu Award, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian Covic". Ad-astra.ro. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Era-Edta". Era-Edta. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  3. ^ "Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes". KDIGO. 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  4. ^ "ERBP Advisory Board". Era-edta.org. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  5. ^ "Despre SRN - Comitet director SRN". SRNefro.ro. 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Cnatdcu". Cnatdcu.ro. Retrieved 2012-09-28. 
  7. ^ "Adrian Covic - Google Scholar Citations". Scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28.