Juan-Jesus Carrero

Juan-Jesus Carrero

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852482437
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Carrero, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I serve as professor in cardio-renal Epidemiology at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB), senior researcher at the Division of Renal Medicine at Danderyd Hospital, and lektor at Örebro University, School of Medicine. My professional ambition is to improve the prevention and management of persons with chronic kidney disease, and to integrate kidney function assessment into the medical decision process.

    Since my arrival at KI, I have authored more than 550 articles as well as 30 book chapters on epidemics and complications of chronic kidney disease, with special emphasis on modifiable risk factors: diet, lifestyle and inapropriate use of medication. My work has received over 70 000 citations and my H index is currently 94 according to Web of Science. I am a frequent invited lecturer to national and international scientific conferences worldwide.

    Engagements at Karolinska Institutet

    Steering Committee member for the Center for Gender Medicine, KI
    Recruitment Commitee member at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, KI.

    Engagements in National/International Societies

    Co-director of the educational outreach program at the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM).

    Engagements in guideline making

    2024: KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease.
    2021: ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in hospitalized patients with acute or chronic kidney disease
    2020: KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in CKD: 2020 Update
    2019: KDIGO controversy guideline on potassium homeostasis and management of dyskalemia in kidney diseases
    2018: KDIGO controversy guideline on Chronic kidney disease and arrhythmias

    Engagements in editorial work

    Statistical Editor for European Heart Journal
    Associate Editor for Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation
    Editorial Board Member for American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Journal of Nephrology

    2019 Professor in epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    2013 Associate Professor (Docent) in Renal Medicine
    2008, PhD in Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    2005, PhD in Pharmacy, University of Granada, Spain
    2002, Master in Business and Administration, University of Granada, Spain
    2000, Bachelor in Pharmacy, University of Granada, Spain

    Academic honours, awards and prizes
    2021 Research Excellence Award of the ERA
    2016 Distinguished Fellow of the US National Kidney Foundation (FNKF)
    2015 Distinguised Fellow of the ERA (FERA)
    2014 Journal of Nephrology (JN) award, by the Italian Society of Nephrology.
    2014 US National Kidney Foundation “Joel D. Kopple” award for Renal Nutrition Research.
    Karolinska Institutet Research Funds: Award grant for young investigators in 2013, 2011 and 2008
    ERA, European Renal Association
    ISBP, International Society of Blood Purification
    ESPEN, European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition


  • Defended PhD students (main supervision)

    Xiaoyan Huang, KI 2013
    Carolina Gracia-Iguacel, Univ Complutense, Madrid, 2014
    Christiaan Meuwese, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands, 2014
    Desiree Luis Rodriguez, University of Las Palmas, Spain, 2016
    Hong Xu, KI 2018
    Marco Trevisan, KI, 2021
    Björn Runesson, KI, 2021
    Edouard L Fu, Leiden University Medical Center, 2021

    Current PhD students (main supervision)

    Mikael Eklund, Örebro university
    Alessandro Bosi, KI
    Jim Alkas, KI
    Yuanhang Yang, KI

    Aurora Caldinelli, KI

    Postdoctoral researchers

    Faizan Mazhar, KI
    Edouard L Fu, Harvard university (affiliated)
    Yang Xu, Peking University (affiliated)
    Hong Xu, KI (affiliated)
    Anne-Laure Faucon, KI
    Jacob Anderson-Emad, Region Stockholm (affiliated)

    Biostatistician collaborators

    Prof Arvid Sjölander, MEB, KI
    Prof. Rino Bellocco, MEB, KI
    Stephen Nash, MEB, KI
    Research Areas

    My long term goal is to improve patient care by integrating kidney function aspects in the medical decision process.

    To that end we pursue clinical epidemiological analyses in National and International population-based and healthcare-related registers. These include, among others:

    The Swedish Renal Registry
    The CKD-prognosis consortium
    The Global Burden of Disease consortium
    The Diet-Hemodialysis study

    In addition, we coordinate the unique Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements (SCREAM) project.

    We welcome research collaborations. Please, do contact us if you share our fascination for cardiorenal epidemiology research!


All other publications


  • Professor, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, 2019-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karoolinska Institutet, 2013
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2008

News from KI

Events from KI