Marcello Antonio Tonelli, MD, SM, FRCPC
Photo: Marcello Tonelli



Elected 2014

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Senior Associate Dean (Clinical Research) at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.

Marcello Tonelli is a nephrologist and researcher at the University of Calgary. His research program links clinicians, researchers and decision-makers to identify and close quality gaps in the care of people with non-communicable chronic diseases. He is a member of the Governing Council at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the chair of the CIHR Standing Committee on Ethics. He is the Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Prevention and Control of Chronic Kidney Disease.

Dr. Tonelli is the past chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, the President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and the Chair of the Research and Prevention committee for the International Society of Nephrology. He was named a “Highly Cited” researcher every year since 2015 by Thomson-Reuters Web of Science, corresponding to a rank in the top 0.1% by citations of all researchers worldwide over the preceding decade. He is a four-time volunteer with World Medical Mission/Samaritan’s Purse.