T. Keefe Davis, M.D.  davistk@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatric Nephrology
Director of Pediatric Pheresis Program

phone: (314) 286-1574


  • BS, Regis University1999
  • MD, Saint George's University 2004


  • Intern/Resident , Albany Medical Center2004 - 2008
  • Fellow, Washington University 2008 - 2012

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine 2008
  • American Board of Pediatrics 2008
  • American Board of Pediatric Nephrology 2012
  • PALS Instructor 2013


  • Alumni of Americorps National Civilian Community Corps, Southern Eastern Campus, Charleston, SC1998 - 1999
  • Presented Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award at St Louis Childrens Hospital2008 - 2009
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Trainee Research Award Recipient2010
  • Awarded Department of Pediatrics: Training of the Pediatric Physicians-Scientist T-32 grant from the NIH under Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards2011 - 2012

Recent Publications view all (26)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Case 5: Autoantibodies and an Elevated Creatinine in a 14-year-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. 2017;38(7):337. PMID:28667239 
  2. Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Young Adults. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(1):11-20. PMCID:PMC5322803  PMID:27959707 
  3. In tandem extracorporeal therapies during hemodialysis in pediatric patients. Hemodial Int. 2016;20 Suppl 1:S40-S43. PMID:27669548 
  4. Pneumococcal hemolytic uremic syndrome and steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome. Clin Kidney J. 2016;9(4):572-5. PMCID:PMC4957713  PMID:27478599 
  5. Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury Epidemiology in Neonates: Design of a Retrospective Cohort Study. Front Pediatr. 2016;4:68. PMCID:PMC4950470  PMID:27486571 
  6. Fever, Jaundice, Abdominal Pain, Skin Lesions, and Dark Urine for 2 Days. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016;55(3):308-11. doi:10.1177/0009922815589918  PMID:26054779 
  7. "Smoking" guns: Questions. “Smoking” guns: Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016;31(1):61-2, 63-6. doi:10.1007/s00467-014-2978-1  PMID:25330878 
  8. Pediatric Hematuria Remains a Clinical Dilemma. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(9):817-30. doi:10.1177/0009922814551137  PMID:25253774 
  9. Severe hyponatremia in a 1-week-old male infant. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(4):396-400. doi:10.1177/0009922814553437  PMID:25305263 
  10. Assessment of Worldwide Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Angina and Epidemiology in critically ill children (AWARE): study protocol for a prospective observational study. BMC Nephrol. 2015;16:24. PMCID:PMC4355130  PMID:25882434 
  11. Shiga Toxin/Verocytotoxin-Producing Escherichia coli Infections: Practical Clinical Perspectives Microbiology Spectrum. 2014;2(4):1-16. 
  12. Shiga Toxin/Verocytotoxin-Producing Escherichia coli Infections: Practical Clinical Perspectives. Microbiol Spectr. 2014;2(4):EHEC-0025-2014. PMID:26104210 
  13. A helmet to the flank. Am Fam Physician. 2014;90(2):119-20. PMID:25077587 
  14. Citrate anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(5):471-485. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000000148  PMID:24777299 
  15. To bud or not to bud: the RET perspective in CAKUT. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014;29(4):597-608. doi:10.1007/s00467-013-2606-5  PMCID:PMC3952039  PMID:24022366 
  16. Aggressive blood pressure control for chronic kidney disease unmasks moyamoya! Clin Kidney J. 2013;6(5):495-9. PMCID:PMC4438405  PMID:26064513 
  17. Treatment of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2013;27(3):577-97. doi:10.1016/j.idc.2013.05.010  PMID:24011831 
  18. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring should be used in the primary care setting to diagnose hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2013;26(9):1057-8. doi:10.1093/ajh/hpt089  PMID:23747955 
  19. Aggressive blood pressure control for chronic kidney disease unmasks moyamoya! Clinical Kidney Journal . 2013;6:495-9. 
  20. Stage specific requirement of Gfrα1 in the ureteric epithelium during kidney development. Mech Dev. 2013. doi:10.1016/j.mod.2013.03.001  PMID:23542432 
  21. Traditional and targeted exome sequencing reveals common, rare and novel functional deleterious variants in RET-signaling complex in a cohort of living US patients with urinary tract malformations. Hum Genet. 2012;131(11):1725-38. doi:10.1007/s00439-012-1181-3  PMCID:PMC3551468  PMID:22729463 
  22. Buyer beware! doctor be aware!: Questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012. doi:10.1007/s00467-012-2338-y  PMID:23111895 
  23. Pseudo-Puzzler: Pseudohypoaldosteronism and Pseudoparalysis in a Newborn Contemporary Pediatrics . 2012. 
  24. Index of Suspencion in the Nursery: Rapidly enlarging kidneys in utero. NeoReviews. 2012;13:e434-e7. 
  25. Submandibular sialadenitis/lymphadenitis (SA/LA) in neonates: Epidemiology and relation to secular trends in the incidence of S. aureus sepsis. Webmed Central. 2011. 
  26. Cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease (CKD): the CKD-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD). Pediatr Nephrol. 2010;25(4):769-78. doi:10.1007/s00467-009-1337-0  PMID:19898875 
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