The research interests of Fernando G. Cosio, M.D., center on the role of humoral mechanisms in renal disease, particularly glomerulonephritis. Specifically, Dr. Cosio looks at complement activation, antibody formation and immune complex-mediated diseases. He is also involved with patient-oriented research in glomerulonephritis and renal transplantation, and has an additional interest in transplant nephrology, particularly investigations of pathogenic mechanisms that affect long-term kidney allograft function.
- Kidney transplantation
- Post-transplant diabetes
Significance to patient care
Dr. Cosio looks at long-term outcomes for transplant patients, with a particular focus on survival rates for both donors and recipients.
- Member, Minnesota Medical Association, 2002-present; National Kidney Foundation, 1995-present; American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 1994-present; International Society of Nephrology, 1982-present; American Society of Nephrology, 1980-present
- Outstanding Mentorship Award, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 2010
- Teacher of the Year Award, Nephrology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 2008
- Henry S. Plummer Distinguished Physician Award, Mayo Clinic, 2007
- Individual Award for Excellence, Mayo Clinic, 2005