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Professor Austin Stack is the Director of the Health Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Limerick, and the Foundation Chair of Medicine at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS), University of Limerick and Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospital Limerick, Ireland.  His responsibilities and interests span the clinical, educational and research landscapes.  Professor Stack’s clinical interests include the care of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), acute kidney injury  (AKI), dialysis, haemodialysis therapies, peritoneal dialysis, and kidney transplantation.

Professor Stack’s research focus on a) complications and treatment strategies for CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD); b) AKI; c) cardiovascular disease and risk assessment; d) iron deficiency and anaemia in CKD and links with cardiovascular disease; e) gout and hyperuricaemia; f) risk prediction models, and the application of IT systems in clinical and epidemiological research. He is leading an initiative to establish Ireland’s first National Surveillance System for Kidney Disease. He is PI for several large-scale observational studies, including two Health Research Board (HRB)-funded studies to assess the burden and progression of CKD and AKI in the Irish health system. He is a co-investigator in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-funded CKD surveillance programme.


Ibrahim, A., Ali, M., Kiernan, T. J., & Stack, A. G. (2018). Erectile Dysfunction and Ischaemic Heart Disease. European cardiology. 13(2): 98-103.

Mohammed, E., Browne, L. D., Kumar, A. U. A., Adeeb, F., Fraser, A. D. & Stack, A. G. (2019). Prevalence and treatment of gout among patients with chronic kidney disease in the Irish health system: A national study. PloS one. 14 (1): e0210487. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0210487.

Arun Kumar, A. U., Elsayed, M. E., Alghali, A., Ali, A. A., Mohamed, H., Hussein, W., Hackett, C., Leonard, N., Stack, A. G. (2018). Sweet syndrome: a rare feature of ANCA-associated vasculitis or unusual consequence of azathioprine-induced treatment. Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology: official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 14: 46.

Stack, A.G., Li, X., Kaballo, M.A., Elsayed, M.E., Johnson, H., Murray, P.T., Saran, R. & Browne, L.D. (2018). Temporal trends in acute kidney injury across health care settings in the Irish health system: a cohort study. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. gfy288.

Siontis, K.C., Zhang, X., Eckard, A., Bhave, N., Schaubel, D.E., He, K., Tilea, A., Stack, A.G., Balkrishnan, R., Yao, X., Noseworthy, P.A., Shah, N.D., Saran, R. & Nallamothu, B.K. (2018). Outcomes Associated With Apixaban Use in Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease and Atrial Fibrillation in the United States. Circulation. 138 (15): 1519-1529.