Marcello Tonelli

Adjunct Professor

Division of Nephrology


Dr. Tonelli is an Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Population Health Scholar and holds a Government of Canada Research Chair. His research is aimed at improving the care of people with chronic kidney disease and its major causes (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and atherosclerosis). A unique aspect of Dr. Tonelli's research program includes partnering with regional, provincial, and national decision-makers to ensure that the findings will be used to produce rational health policy.

Dr. Tonelli is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Immunology, at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). He is a member of the Canadian Society of Nephrology Scientific Committee for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Past President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology. He is also the Chair of the Canadian Task Force for Preventive Health Care, a panel of experts that makes recommendations on clinical preventive services for Canada’s 36,000 family physicians. Internationally, Dr. Tonelli is a member of the council of the International Society of Nephrology and a member of the Board of Directors for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). Dr. Tonelli is an Associate Editor for American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Cochrane Renal Group, and the Journal of Nephrology, and is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)

Dr. Tonelli was the recipient of the 2013 United States National Kidney Foundation Medal for Distinguished Service and the 2013 Kidney Foundation of Canada Medal for Research Excellence.