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Prof Robert Kleta
1. Floor, Room 1/7007
Royal Free Hospital
Rowland Hill Street
Tel: 020 7317 7554
Fax: 020 7472 6476
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  • Director of the Division of Medicine
  • Renal Medicine
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Prof. Robert Kleta and his lab focus on the study of patients with rare metabolic and renal disorders. A major interest is the elucidation of genetic and pathophysiological mechanisms in collaboration with colleagues at the Royal Free Hospital (RFH) and at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).


Training in Physiology and Paediatrics in Germany (Hamburg, Luebeck, Freiburg, Muenster, Berlin); board certification in Paediatrics in Germany. Training in Biochemical Genetics / Metabolic Medicine in the USA (NIH, Bethesda, Maryland); board certification in Clinical Biochemical Genetics in the USA.


Currently, clinical appointments as Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology (GOSH) and Renal Medicine (RFH); academic appointments as Professor for Renal Medicine (Potter Chair of Nephrology), Honorary Professor of Paediatrics and Physiology as well as Affiliate Professor of Genetics, all at University College London.

Research Summary

Our group's interest is to understand the physiology and pathophysiology of various medical disorders, particularly but not necessarily limited to the kidney. We are focussed with our clinical and scientific work on the study of rare diseases.

Teaching Summary

We are happily involved in teaching of students for a variety of degrees (e.g., BSc, MSc, PhD).

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