Doctor of Medicine, Rome University, 1971.
He has contributed to research in a number of fields, most notably hypertension, cardiovascular complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and CKD progression. He has more than 500 publications listed in PubMed and his h-index is 70. and Editorial Advisor to Business Service Management Nephrology. He is a distinguished fellow of European Research Area-EDTA, of the American Society of Nephrology, and of the National Kidney Foundation.
Zoccali is editor-in-chief of Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association (European Research Area-EDTA), member of the European Research Area-EDTA European Best Practice Committee, European Research Area EDTA Registry past chairman and past member of the European Research Area-EDTA Education Committee. Zoccali is also an editorial board member of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Hypertension, the European Journal of Clinical Investigation.,Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases., Turkish Nephrology, Dialysis and transplantation Journal. He is a faculty member of the Global Kidney Academy.
Married Francesca Mallamaci. 1 child Giuseppina.