Artur B. Ribeiro, MD, is a Brazilian nephrologist whose research has advanced understanding and treatment of high blood pressure. A graduate of the Federal University of São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, in 1969, Dr Ribeiro pursued postgraduate training in nephrology and hypertension at Cornell University Medical Center, Nephrology Division, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Hypertension Division in New York, between 1973 and 1976. At his postgraduate training, Dr Ribeiro joined Dr Haralambos Gavras and Dr Lawrence Krakoff, pioneers in hypertension research, and, under their mentorship, initiated a program of research on the role of the renin-angiotensin system in experimental and clinical hypertension.
On his return to Brazil in 1976, Dr Ribeiro became professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Nephrology Division, where he is the Chief of the Hypertension Section and served as Past President of the Oswaldo Ramos Foundation, Kidney and Hypertension Hospital. He developed an extensive research program in experimental and clinical hypertension and mentored many physicians who have become medical leaders and university professors in different regions of Brazil.
Dr Ribeiro’s research encompasses multiple areas of hypertension on both experimental and clinical aspects, including the role of the renin-angiotensin and kallikrein-kinin systems, the role vasopressin V-1 receptor, and renal damage in hypertension and diabetes, as well as his recent studies on the glucose metabolism disturbances in hypertension. He has also participated as an investigator in many Clinical Trials in Hypertension, and was a member of the steering committee of the Renal Clinical Trial. Dr Ribeiro has published more than 125 papers and 2 books.
Dr Ribeiro served as Past President of the Inter-American Society of Hypertension, Past President of the Brazilian Society for Clinical Investigation, delegate at the World Health Organization for Hypertension Control in Population, member of the Scientific Council of the International Society of Hypertension and Guideline Subcommittee of the WHO-ISH Guideline for Management of Hypertension (1993 and 1999 Guidelines), and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, Hypertension and Atherosclerosis Section (1991–1992). He also acted as chair of the 9th Scientific Meeting of the Inter-American Society in 1991 and 20th Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension in 2004 and as a member of the editorial boards of Hypertension, Journal of Hypertension, European Journal of Medicine and International Trends in Hypertension.
Dr Ribeiro is a Fellow of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association; member of the Executive Council of the American Society of Hypertension, the Scientific Council of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension, and Brazilian Academies of Science and Medicine; and Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of Hypertension.
Dr Ribeiro has received several awards for his research presented in national and international scientific meetings, and he has spoken at several conferences on hypertension throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. ⇓