Aadil Kakajiwala  akakajiwala@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Nephrology

phone: (314) 286-1574

Clinical Interests

Acute Kidney Injury, Peritoneal Dialysis, Hemodialysis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Glomerulonephritis


  • MBBS, Topiwala National Medical College2008
  • MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis2019


  • Pediatric Residency, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron2010 - 2013
  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia2013 - 2016
  • Certificate Course in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania2014 - 2015

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2013 - 2016OH, State of Ohio, State Medical Board
  • 2013 - PresThe American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • 2013 - 2023American Board of Pediatrics
  • 2015 - PresMO, State of Missouri/ Division of Professional Registration
  • 2018 - PresThe American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence and Achieving Highest Marks in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Third M.B.,B.S. Final Examination, Topiwala National Medical College Global Alumni2008
  • American Society of Nephrology, Travel Grant, Kidney Week, Philadelphia2011
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Travel Grant2013
  • Neonatal Critical Care Award, Akron Children’s Hospital2013
  • Nicholas Libertin Award for Best Graduating Resident, Akron Children's Hospital2013
  • Resident Teaching Award, Akron Children’s Hospital2013
  • Pediatric Critical Care Award, Akron Children’s Hospital2013
  • Karen L. Campbell, PhD, Travel Support Program for Fellows, Travel Grant, Kidney Week, San Diego2015
  • CHOP Research Poster Day Winner (Clinical Research) for study entitled ‘Factors affecting continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) circuit clotting in children’2016
  • Pediatric Academic Society (PAS) Trainee Travel Grant, ASPN/PAS meeting, Baltimore2016
  • Teaching Award - Pediatric Curriculum, Washington University School of Medicine2018

Recent Publications view all (18)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Using the newer Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes criteria, beta-2-microglobulin levels associate with severity of acute kidney injury. Clin Kidney J. 2018;11(6):797-802. PMCID:PMC6275448  PMID:30524714 
  2. Pain Management in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2018;23(3):192-202. PMCID:PMC6027978  PMID:29970975 
  3. The light at the end of the tunnel: an unusual case of acute kidney injury in a pediatric patient: Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018. PMID:29523959 
  4. The light at the end of the tunnel: an unusual case of acute kidney injury in a pediatric patient: Questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018. PMID:29523957 
  5. Variability in measures of mineral metabolism in children on hemodialysis: impact on clinical decision-making. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017. PMID:28667458 
  6. Emerging biomarkers of chronic kidney disease in children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017. PMID:28624980 
  7. Lack of Furosemide Responsiveness Predicts Acute Kidney Injury in Infants After Cardiac Surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017. PMID:28499652 
  8. The 'hole' story of a lung: Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017;32(5):777-779. PMID:27432361 
  9. The 'hole' story of a lung: Questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017;32(5):773-775. PMID:27432360 
  10. Membrane pressures predict clotting of pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy circuits. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017. PMID:28247082 
  11. Acute Hypocalcemia and Metabolic Alkalosis in Children on Cation-Exchange Resin Therapy. Case Rep Nephrol. 2017;2017:6582613. PMCID:PMC5556615  PMID:28959498 
  12. What is this chocolate milk in my circuit? A cause of acute clotting of a continuous renal replacement circuit: Questions. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016;31(12):2249-2251. PMID:26815660 
  13. What is this chocolate milk in my circuit? A cause of acute clotting of a continuous renal replacement circuit: Answers. Pediatr Nephrol. 2016;31(12):2253-2255. PMID:26817475 
  14. Cerebral Edema in a Child after Preemptive Kidney Transplantation J Pediatr Intensive Care. 2016. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1584682  
  15. Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis associated with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome: to treat or not to treat with eculizumab? Clin Kidney J. 2016;9(1):90-6. PMCID:PMC4720198  PMID:26798467 
  16. Case 3: Abnormal Eye Movements and Congestion in a 3-month-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. 2015;36(12):551-3. PMID:26628737 
  17. Rapid progression to end-stage renal disease in a child with a sporadic ACTN4 mutation. Clin Nephrol Case Stud. 2015;3:14-18. PMCID:PMC5438006  PMID:29043128 
  18. Using the Newer Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Criteria, Beta-2 Microglobulin Levels Associate with Severity of Acute Kidney Injury CKJ. 
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