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ROCCO C. VENUTO, MD  |  Medical Director of Renal Transplant and  Director of Chronic Kidney Disease Program

Dr. Rocco Venuto is Medical Director of Renal Transplant and  Director of Chronic Kidney Disease Program at ECMC, bringing the benefits of over 40 years of nephrology practice to his patients. His experience encompasses a number of areas related to renal care, including treating patients with virtually every type of kidney disease and has directed ECMC’s dialysis and transplant programs.

He has conducted extensive research in his field, including on the kidney-related complications of pregnancy and complications of medications used in transplant immunosuppression regimens. Other research aimed at refining medication regimens has led to identification of the best treatment protocols for each individual patient continues in collaboration with the University School of Pharmacy.

Most recently, Dr. Rocco Venuto and his team have worked on research initiatives related to medication for polycystic kidney diseases and the use of big data in the care of chronic kidney disease sufferers, resulting in cutting-edge care for patients.

He has held a number of medical and teaching roles in Western New York and beyond, including as a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo.

His work has garnered a number of honors, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Upstate New York Transplant Services of which he was a co-founder, the Gift of Life Award from the Western New York Kidney Foundation, and the Diversity of Spirituality Award from ECMC.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nephrology

Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Ohio State University
  • Residency, University at Buffalo
  • Internship, University at Buffalo
  • MD, University at Buffalo
  • BS, Niagara University

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