Fernando G. Cosio, M.D.

  1. Nephrologist
  2. Internist

Fernando G. Cosio, M.D., is a nephrologist with special interest in kidney and pancreas transplantation and glomerulonephritis. His clinical and research interests are tightly interlinked.

Overall, Dr. Cosio's focus is on helping patients to achieve long-term survival after receiving a kidney transplant.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Evaluation and modification of factors that may affect long-term survival of kidney transplants
  • Assessment and modification of risk factors for heart disease prior to and after kidney transplantation
  • Assessment of how to prevent glomerulonephritis
  1. Glomerulonephritis
  1. Kidney transplant
  2. Transplant
  • Transplant nephrology
  • Long-term care of the kidney transplant patient
  1. 1980
    Fellow - NephrologyUniversity of Minnesota
  2. 1978
    Chief Resident - Internal MedicineHennepin County Medical Center
  3. 1978
    Resident - Internal MedicineHennepin County Medical Center
  4. 1975
    Internship - RotatingHennepin County Medical Center
  5. 1973
    MD - Medicine and SurgeryUniversidad de Valladolid

Certifications

  1. 1982
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 1978
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2010
    Department of Medicine Outstanding Mentor AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2008
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  3. 2008
    Henry S. Plummer Distinguished Physician AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  4. 2005
    Individual Award for ExcellenceMayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. 2002
    Teacher AwardOhio State University
  6. 1973
    Graduated with outstanding degreeUniversidad de Valladolid

Professional memberships

  1. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Transplant Physicians
  2. 2004 - present
    MemberResearch Committee, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine
  3. 2003 - present
    MemberTransplant Database Review, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  4. 2002
    MemberPromotion and Tenure Committee, Ohio State University
  5. 2002 - present
    MemberKidney/Pancreas Transplant Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  6. 2002 - present
    MemberTransplant Database Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
  7. 2002 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  8. 2001 - 2002
    MemberPlanning Committee, Diabetes Center, Ohio State University
  9. 2001 - 2002
    MemberPlanning Committee, Transplant Center, Ohio State University
  10. 2001 - 2002
    MemberIslet Cell Transplantation Committee, Ohio State University
  11. 2000
    Vice ChairKidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative, National Kidney Foundation
  12. 2000
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  13. 2000
    MemberScientific Program Committee, National Kidney Foundation
  14. 2000
    MemberKidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative, National Kidney Foundation
  15. 1999 - 2000
    ChairSubcommittee D, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  16. 1998 - 2000
    MemberClinical Resource Policy Group, Ohio State University
  17. 1998 - 1999
    ChairPromotion and Tenure Committee, Ohio State University
  18. 1998
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  19. 1996 - 2000
    MemberSubcommittee D, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
  20. 1996 - 1999
    MemberPromotion and Tenure Committee, Ohio State University
  21. 1996
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  22. 1995 - 1999
    MemberMedical Scientist Program, Ohio State University
  23. 1995 - 1999
    MemberResearch Grant Review Panel, American Diabetes Association
  24. 1995
    MemberSpecial Review Committee, Program Project #PO1 DK35098-11, National Institutes of Health
  25. 1995 - present
    MemberNational Kidney Foundation
  26. 1995 - present
    FellowAmerican Society of Nephrology
  27. 1994
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  28. 1994
    Special ReviewerPathology A Study Section, National Institutes of Health
  29. 1994 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplant Physicians
  30. 1993 - 2002
    MemberAmerican Diabetes Association
  31. 1993
    Grant ReviewerGeorge O'Brien Kidney Research Center, National Institutes of Health
  32. 1992 - 1998
    ChairAdvisory Committee, Clinical Research Center, Ohio State University
  33. 1992 - 1998
    MemberAdvisory Committee, Clinical Research Center, Ohio State University
  34. 1992
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  35. 1989 - 2003
    MemberAmerican Association of Immunologists
  36. 1988 - 2003
    MemberAmerican Heart Association
  37. 1988 - 1989
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican Society of Nephrology
  38. 1987
    Abstract ReviewerCentral Society for Clinical Research
  39. 1986 - 1993
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Ohio State University
  40. 1985 - 2001
    MemberCentral Society for Clinical Research
  41. 1983 - 2002
    MemberAmerican Federation for Medical Research
  42. 1982 - present
    MemberInternational Society of Nephrology
  43. 1980 - 2001
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  44. 1980 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  45.  
    ChairTransplant Database Committee, William J von Liebig Transplant Center
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Research activities

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