Vikas Dharnidharka, M.D., M.P.H.

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Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Hypertension and Pheresis
Professor of Pediatrics, Nephrology


Clinical Interests

I provide highly specialized care to children and young adults with all types of kidney disease, with a specific focus on end-stage renal disease and kidney transplantation. I am frequently consulted by colleagues throughout the world to advise with difficult complications of solid organ transplantation. I run a half-day outpatient pediatric nephrology clinic per week, mostly devoted to kidney transplant patients, but I also see patients sent for consultation by other pediatricians as well as patients previously under my care. When in charge of the pediatric nephrology inpatient service, I provide care to children with kidney problems admitted under my charge, consultative service to the other pediatric patients for kidney-related problems, and to the outpatient chronic hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. I perform kidney biopsies and acute hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis in patients needing these specialized procedures. I also perform plasmapheresis and cellular apheresis for children with renal or non-renal diseases at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. As part of clinical care quality assurance and continuous quality improvement, I review on a very regular basis the quality measures related to procedures (biopsy complication rates), chronic dialysis (vascular access rates, anemia management, bone mineral management, immunization rates) and transplantation (patient and organ graft survival, immunization rates). My research interests are focused on organ transplantation and end stage renal disease. I lead a multi-disciplinary team that investigates the epidemiology of over-immunosuppression complications in transplantation using large national database linkages (NIH grant R01DK102981, PI: Dharnidharka). I lead a separate multi-disciplinary investigating the microbial metagenomic patterns in stored paraffin tissue blocks of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (NIH grant R01AI142135, PI: Dharnidharka). I also investigate biomarkers of acute and chronic rejection and opportunistic infection in translational studies. I am part of a consortium performing a randomized trial to improve adherence in teenagers with a kidney transplant and in consortia that study acute kidney injury (NIH grant R01 DK110737, PI: Foster). I am the site investigator for the NIH-funded CKiD and CureGN studies.


  • MD, Topiwala National Medical College, Bombay University1991
  • MPH, University of Florida College of Public Health2007
  • MBBS, Topiwala National Medical College, (Affiliated with Bombay University)1988


  • Internship, Topiwala National Medical College & Bombay University1987 - 1988
  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH), College of Physicians and Surgeons1988 - 1990
  • Pediatrics Residency, BYL Nair Hospital & Topiwala National Medical College1988 - 1991
  • Pediatrics Residency, Children's Hospital of Michigan & Wayne State University1993 - 1995
  • Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School1995 - 1998
  • Advanced Post Graduate Program in Clinical Investigation (APPCI), University of Florida2005 - 2007

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1988Maharashtra State Medical Council, India
  • 1991Diplomate, National Board of Examinations in Pediatrics, New Delhi, India
  • 1993 - 1995State of Michigan
  • 1993 - 1999NALS/Neonatal Advanced Life Support, American Heart Association
  • 1993 - 2003PALS/Pediatric Advanced Life Support , American Heart Association
  • 1995 - 2002Diplomate; American Board of Pediatric, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1995 - 2003Board of Registration, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1999 - 2006Diplomate, Sub-Board in Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1999 - 2013FL, Board of Medicine, State of Florida
  • 2003 - 2009General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2005Graduate Record Examination, Educational Testing Service
  • 2006 - 2016Recertification, Pediatric Nephrology
  • 2012 - PresMissouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts
  • 2014 - PresState of Illinois
  • 2016 - PresRecertification, Pediatric Nephrology

Honors and Awards

  • National Talent Search Scholarship, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Government of India, New Delhi, Inda1980 - 1990
  • Jane Patrao Award (Bronze Medal), 3rd among college class of 100 in entrance examination to T N Medical College, Bombay, India1982
  • H A Maniar Prize (Gold Metal), First among college class of 1991 in Forensic medicine at the 2nd MBBS University examination, Bombay, India1985
  • Bombay University Merit Scholarship, Bombay, India1988 - 1991
  • Best Resident Award, BYL Nair Hospital, Bombay, India1990 - 1991
  • Dr. V B Raju Young Investigators Award, Indian Academy of Pediatrics1992
  • 1st Prize for Best Abstract, Resident Abstract Competition, Michigan Association of Physicians from India1993
  • Hargobind Medical Fellowship Award, Hargobind Foundation, Bombay, India1993
  • Rameshwar Das Birla Fellowship Award, Bombay Hospital Institute Medical Trust, Bombay, India1993
  • The Resident Award for Outstanding Scientific Research, National Convention of the American Association of Physicians from India1994
  • Sheldon Brenner Award for Best Resident Research , Children's Hospital of Michigan1995
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association1996
  • ASTP Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians1998
  • AST Young Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation1999
  • Young Investigator Award, International Pediatric Transplant Association2000
  • AAI Junior Faculty Award, American Association of Immunologists2001
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association2001
  • Society for Pediatric Research, Election to Membership2002
  • ASN Young Investigator Award, American Society of Nephrology2003
  • Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association2004
  • Junior Faculty Travel Award, 32nd Pediatric Nephrology Seminar Series2005
  • Vice-President's APPCI Fellowship Award, University of Florida2005
  • AST-Wyeth Achievement Award for Assistant Professors in Clinical Science, American Society of Transplantation2006
  • Travel Grant, American Society of Nephrology2006
  • Vocational Service Award, Rotary Club of Bombay Peninsula2006
  • Young Investigator Award, North American Pediatric Transplant Cooperative Study2006
  • Expert Faculty Resource Service, American Society of Transplantation2006 - 2007
  • Young Investigator Award, 5th Immunology of Diabetes International Congress2007
  • Best Doctors in America2007 - 2008
  • Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award, University of Florida2008
  • Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Medical Student Education2008 - 2009
  • Best Doctors in America2009 - 2010
  • Inducted into Delta Omega, Honorary Alumni Society in Public Health, University of Florida's College of Public Health and Health Professions' Beta Epsilon Chapter2010
  • Best Doctors in America2011 - 2012
  • AST Investigator Achievement Award Clinical Science, American Society of Transplantation2012
  • Best Doctors in America2013 - 2014
  • Best Doctors in America2015 - 2016
  • Best Doctors in America2016 - 2017
  • Nominated for Board of Directors election slate, American Society of Transplantation2017
  • Best Doctors in America2017 - 2018
  • Elected Chair, Section of Nephrology, American Academy of Pediatrics2018 - 2020
  • Election to National Governing Council, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology2020 - 2024
  • Re-elected to second 2-year term as Chair, Section of Nephrology, American Academy of Pediatrics2020 - 2022
  • Selected as one of five national Scholars, Pediatric Leadership Development Course, American Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs Association of2021 - 2022

Recent Publications view all (223)

  1. Simultaneous pediatric heart-kidney transplant outcomes in the US: A-25 year National Cohort Study. Pediatr Transplant. 2022;26(1):e14149. PMID:34585490 
  2. Mean lifetime survival estimates following solid organ transplantation in the US and UK. J Med Econ. 2022;25(1):230-237. PMID:35068310 
  3. Using a Multi-Institutional Pediatric Learning Health System to Identify Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Lupus Nephritis: Development and Validation of Computable Phenotypes. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022;17(1):65-74. PMCID:PMC8763148  PMID:34732529 
  4. Successful treatment of CNS involvement in a patient with widely disseminated PTLD through the addition of intrathecal methotrexate to standard therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021;68(11):e29236. PMID:34260152 
  5. Donor-derived ehrlichiosis: two clusters following solid organ transplantation. Clin Infect Dis. 2021. PMID:34329411 
  6. Cumulative Application of Creatinine and Urine Output Staging Optimizes the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes Definition and Identifies Increased Mortality Risk in Hospitalized Patients With Acute Kidney Injury. Crit Care Med. 2021. PMID:33938717 
  7. Performance of the various serum creatinine-based GFR estimating equations in pediatric kidney transplant recipients, stratified by age and CKD staging. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021. PMID:33893542 
  8. Low-Dose Antithymocyte Globulin Has No Disadvantages to Standard Higher Dose in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients: Report From the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium. Kidney Int Rep. 2021;6(4):995-1002. PMCID:PMC8071617  PMID:33912749 
  9. Risk of antibiotic treatment failure in premenopausal women with uncomplicated urinary tract infection. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021. PMID:33783918 
  10. Cost burden of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease following kidney transplants in Medicare-eligible patients by survival status. J Med Econ. 2021;24(1):620-627. PMID:33851571 
  11. Late first acute rejection in pediatric kidney transplantation: A North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies special study. Pediatr Transplant. 2020;e13953. PMID:33350558 
  12. Thrombotic Microangiopathy Following Onasemnogene Abeparvovec for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: A Case Series. J Pediatr. 2020. PMID:33259859 
  13. Post-transplant malignancies in pediatric organ transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2020;e13884. PMID:33111463 
  14. Acute Kidney Injury in Children: Being AWARE. Pediatrics. 2020;146(3). PMID:32784226 
  15. Reassessing Rabbit Antithymocyte Globulin Induction in Kidney Transplantation (RETHINK): An Analysis of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) Registry. Transplant Direct. 2020;6(9):e598. PMCID:PMC7447457  PMID:32903852 
  16. The progression of serum cystatin C concentrations within the first month of life after preterm birth-a worldwide systematic review. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020. PMID:32757062 
  17. Weight as a Risk Factor for Mortality in Critically Ill Patients. Pediatrics. 2020;146(2). PMCID:PMC7397732  PMID:32620676 
  18. Comparative safety of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccination in patients with end-stage renal disease. Vaccine. 2020;38(33):5178-5186. PMCID:PMC7332402  PMID:32565346 
  19. Outcome implications of benzodiazepine and opioid co-prescription in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2020;e14005. PMID:32510628 
  20. In Reply to 'High-Dose Versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine in Hemodialysis Patients'. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020;75(3):456-457. PMID:31980252 
  21. Impacts of center and clinical factors in antihypertensive medication use after kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2020;34(3):e13803. PMID:31997429 
  22. Economic impacts of alternative kidney transplant immunosuppression: A national cohort study. Clin Transplant. 2020;e13813. PMID:32027049 
  23. Using Electronic Health Record Data to Rapidly Identify Children with Glomerular Disease for Clinical Research. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019;30(12):2427-2435. PMCID:PMC6900784  PMID:31732612 
  24. Kidney transplant practice patterns and outcome benchmarks over 30 years: The 2018 report of the NAPRTCS. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;e13597. PMID:31657095 
  25. Association between day of the week and medication adherence among adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 2019. PMID:31507087 
  26. Using Electronic Health Record Data to Rapidly Identify Children with Glomerular Disease for Clinical Research J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019. 
  27. Comparative Effectiveness of High-Dose Versus Standard-Dose Influenza Vaccine Among Patients Receiving Maintenance Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2019. PMID:31378646 
  28. Scientometrics: Judging the impact of published articles in the field of pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(5):e13533. PMID:31364235 
  29. Perceived barriers to medication adherence remain stable following solid organ transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(3):e13361. PMCID:PMC6652201  PMID:31332928 
  30. Phase I study of single-dose pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of belatacept in adolescent kidney transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 2019;19(4):1218-1223. PMCID:PMC6590112  PMID:30582294 
  31. Oliguria and Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children: Implications for Diagnosis and Outcomes. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20(4):332-339. PMID:30676490 
  32. A Recipient Risk Prediction Tool for Short Term Mortality after Pediatric Heart Transplantation. Transplantation. 2019. PMID:30801538 
  33. Cannabis Dependence or Abuse in Kidney Transplantation: Implications for Posttransplant Outcomes. Transplantation. 2019. PMID:30747847 
  34. A social media editor for pediatric transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019;23(1):e13343. PMID:30635957 
  35. Metagenomic analysis of DNA viruses from posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Cancer Med. 2019. PMID:30697958 
  36. Clinical phenotypes and biologic treatment use in juvenile dermatomyositis-associated calcinosis. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2018;16(1):84. PMCID:PMC6311016  PMID:30594206 
  37. Renal transplantation and predisposition to opportunistic infections. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2018. PMID:30562175 
  38. 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. doi:10.1093/ckj/sfy056  PMID:30524714 
  39. Gender differences in medication adherence among adolescent and young adult kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2018. PMID:29994983 
  40. Center-driven and Clinically Driven Variation in US Liver Transplant Maintenance Immunosuppression Therapy: A National Practice Patterns Analysis. Transplant Direct. 2018;4(7):e364. PMCID:PMC6056277  PMID:30046654 
  41. Metformin use in the first year after kidney transplant, correlates, and associated outcomes in diabetic transplant recipients: A retrospective analysis of integrated registry and pharmacy claims data. Clin Transplant. 2018;e13302. PMID:29851159 
  42. The impact of direct-acting antiviral agents on liver and kidney transplant costs and outcomes. Am J Transplant. 2018. PMID:29701909 
  43. A Randomized Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention to Promote Medication Adherence: The Teen Adherence in Kidney Transplant Effectiveness of Intervention Trial (TAKE-IT). Am J Kidney Dis. 2018. PMID:29602631 
  44. Prescription Opioid Use Before and After Kidney Transplant: Implications for Post-transplant Outcomes. Am J Transplant. 2018. PMID:29498196 
  45. Non-immunologic allograft loss in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018. PMID:29480356 
  46. Assessment of a renal angina index for prediction of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children: a multicentre, multinational, prospective observational study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018;2(2):112-120. PMID:30035208 
  47. The utility of surveillance biopsies in pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017. PMID:29260318 
  48. Comprehensive Review of Post-Organ Transplant Hematologic Cancers. Am J Transplant. 2017. PMID:29178667 
  49. Type 3 renal tubular acidosis associated with growth hormone deficiency. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017;30(10):1047-1053. PMID:28888090 
  50. Center practice drives variation in choice of US kidney transplant induction therapy: a retrospective analysis of contemporary practice. Transpl Int. 2017. PMID:28987015 
  51. End-stage renal disease after pediatric heart transplantation: A 25-year national cohort study. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017. PMID:29055603 
  52. Assessment, classification and treatment of calcinosis as a complication of juvenile dermatomyositis: a survey of pediatric rheumatologists by the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance (CARRA). Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2017;15(1):71. PMCID:PMC5609060  PMID:28934971 
  53. Antidepressant medication use before and after kidney transplant: implications for outcomes - A retrospective study. Transpl Int. 2017. PMID:28771882 
  54. Biomarkers to detect rejection after kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017. PMID:28631040 
  55. Mutations in sphingosine-1-phosphase lyase cause nephrosis with ichthyosis and adrenal insufficiency. J Clin Invest. 2017. PMID:28165339 
  56. Ureteral stent placement and immediate graft function are associated with increased risk of BK viremia in the first year after kidney transplantation. Transpl Int. 2017;30(2):153-161. PMID:27862417 
  57. Epidemiology of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children and Young Adults. N Engl J Med. 2017;376(1):11-20. PMID:27959707 
  58. The Changing Financial Landscape of Renal Transplant Practice: A National Cohort Analysis. Am J Transplant. 2016. PMID:27565133 
  59. Differential Risks for Adverse Outcomes 3-Years after Kidney Transplantation Based on Initial Immunosuppression Regimen: A National Study. Transpl Int. 2016. PMID:27564782 
  60. Effects of Obesity and Hypertension on Pulse Wave Velocity in Children. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016. PMID:27511880 
  61. Clinical and Economic Consequences of Early Cancer after Kidney Transplantation in Contemporary Practice. Transplantation. 2016. PMID:27490413 
  62. Peripheral blood Epstein-Barr viral nucleic acid surveillance as a marker for post-transplant cancer risk. Am J Transplant. 2016. doi:10.1111/ajt.13982  PMID:27458691 
  63. Pretransplant Midodrine Use: A Newly Identified Risk Marker for Complications After Kidney Transplantation. Transplantation. 2016. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000001113  PMID:26950718 
  64. National variation in use of Immunosuppression for kidney transplantation: A call for evidence-based regimen selection. Am J Transplant. 2016. doi:10.1111/ajt.13758  PMID:26901466 
  65. Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Nat Rev Dis Primers. 2016;2:15088. doi:10.1038/nrdp.2015.88  PMID:27189056 
  66. Variation in Comedication Use According to Kidney Transplant Immunosuppressive Regimens: Application of Integrated Registry and Pharmacy Claims Data. Transplant Proc. 2016;48(1):55-8. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.12.024  PMID:26915843 
  67. Perceived barriers to medication adherence in pediatric and adolescent solid organ transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/petr.12648  PMID:26670870 
  68. Economic Impacts of ABO-Incompatible Live Donor Kidney Transplantation: A National Study of Medicare-Insured Recipients. Am J Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/ajt.13616  PMID:26603690 
  69. High Risk of Liver Allograft Failure During Late Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Transplantation. 2015. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000001009  PMID:26588009 
  70. Clinical and economic consequences of first-year urinary tract infections, sepsis, and pneumonia in contemporary kidney transplantation practice. Transpl Int. 2015. doi:10.1111/tri.12711  PMID:26563524 
  71. Sexually transmitted infection screening and reproductive health counseling in adolescent renal transplant recipients: Perceptions and practice patterns. A study from the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium. Pediatr Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/petr.12579  PMID:26260626 
  72. De novo development of antibodies to kidney-associated self-antigens angiotensin II receptor type I, collagen IV, and fibronectin occurs at early time points after kidney transplantation in children. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(5):499-503. doi:10.1111/petr.12531  PMCID:PMC4485575  PMID:26058970 
  73. Lack of significant improvements in long-term allograft survival in pediatric solid organ transplantation: A US national registry analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(5):477-83. doi:10.1111/petr.12465  PMID:25832769 
  74. Across all solid organs, adolescent age recipients have worse transplant organ survival than younger age children: A US national registry analysis. Pediatr Transplant. 2015;19(5):471-6. doi:10.1111/petr.12464  PMID:25832588 
  75. High Risk of Graft Failure in Emerging Adult Heart Transplant Recipients. Am J Transplant. 2015. doi:10.1111/ajt.13386  PMID:26189336 
  76. Kidney transplant results in children: progress made, but blacks lag behind. Kidney Int. 2015;87(3):492-4. PMCID:PMC4378232  PMID:25723630 
  77. 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. doi:10.1186/s12882-015-0016-6  PMCID:PMC4355130  PMID:25882434 
  78. New approaches to treating B-cell cancers induced by Epstein-Barr virus. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(6):569-71. doi:10.1056/NEJMcibr1415117  PMID:25651254 
  79. Quantifying prognostic impact of prescription opioid use before kidney transplantation through linked registry and pharmaceutical claims data. Transplantation. 2015;99(1):187-96. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000000248  PMID:25531895 
  80. Associations of pre-transplant prescription narcotic use with clinical complications after kidney transplantation. Am J Nephrol. 2015;41(2):165-76. doi:10.1159/000377685  PMID:25832723 
  81. The TAKE-IT study: aims, design, and methods. BMC Nephrol. 2014;15:139. doi:10.1186/1471-2369-15-139  PMCID:PMC4236658  PMID:25176317 
  82. Viral surveillance and subclinical viral infection in pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2014. doi:10.1007/s00467-014-2866-8  PMID:25125226 
  83. Kidney transplantation in children. N Engl J Med. 2014;371(6):549-58. doi:10.1056/NEJMra1314376  PMID:25099579 
  84. The ImmuKnow assay--does it really put us in the know about the immune system? Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(5):415-6. PMID:25041327 
  85. Early clinical complications after ABO-incompatible live-donor kidney transplantation: a national study of Medicare-insured recipients. Transplantation. 2014;98(1):54-65. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000000029  PMCID:PMC4411309  PMID:24978035 
  86. Bartonella henselae infection inducing hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a kidney transplant recipient. Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(3):E83-7. PMID:24829973 
  87. Stable pediatric kidney transplant recipients run higher urine indoleamine 2, 3 dioxygenase (IDO) levels than healthy children. Pediatr Transplant. 2014;18(3):254-7. doi:10.1111/petr.12232  PMCID:PMC3981946  PMID:24483723 
  88. Hypertension in the teenager. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2014;61(1):131-51. doi:10.1016/j.pcl.2013.09.011  PMCID:PMC3947917  PMID:24267462 
  89. Pediatric nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is rarely reported: a RADAR report. Pediatr Radiol. 2014;44(2):173-80. doi:10.1007/s00247-013-2795-x  PMCID:PMC3946726  PMID:24057195 
  90. Efficacy of Extended Valganciclovir Prophylaxis in Preventing Cytomegalovirus Infection in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation. Open Urol Nephrol J. 2014;7(Suppl 2 M7):152-157. doi:10.2174/1874303X01407010152  PMID:25821528 
  91. Ureteral Stent Placement Increases the Risk for Developing BK Viremia after Kidney Transplantation. J Transplant. 2014;2014:459747. doi:10.1155/2014/459747  PMCID:PMC4177822  PMID:25295178 
  92. Non-post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder cancers in children after organ transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2013;17(8):707-9. PMID:24118973 
  93. Urinary-cell mRNA and acute kidney-transplant rejection. N Engl J Med. 2013;369(19):1858-9. doi:10.1056/NEJMc1310006#SA2  PMID:24195556 
  94. Verification of association of elevated serum IDO enzyme activity with acute rejection and low CD4-ATP levels with infection. Transplantation. 2013;96(6):567-72. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e31829c7cec  PMCID:PMC3875171  PMID:23823655 
  95. Management of anemia in children receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24(4):665-76. doi:10.1681/ASN.2012050433  PMCID:PMC3609132  PMID:23471197 
  96. Best allograft survival from share-35 kidney donors occurs in middle-aged adults and young children-an analysis of OPTN data. Transplantation. 2013;95(2):319-25. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e3182719203  PMID:23154211 
  97. Understanding medical care of transplant recipients through integrated registry and pharmacy claims data. Am J Nephrol. 2013;38(5):420-9. doi:10.1159/000356092  PMID:24216747 
  98. The Seville expert workshop for progress in posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders. Transplantation. 2012;94(8):784-93. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e318269e64f  PMID:22992767 
  99. Subclinical inflammation and chronic renal allograft injury in a randomized trial on steroid avoidance in pediatric kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(10):2730-43. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04144.x  PMCID:PMC3459071  PMID:22694733 
  100. Complete steroid avoidance is effective and safe in children with renal transplants: a multicenter randomized trial with three-year follow-up. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(10):2719-29. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04145.x  PMID:22694755 
  101. A peripheral blood diagnostic test for acute rejection in renal transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(10):2710-8. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04253.x  PMID:23009139 
  102. Missed viral surveillance testing visits associate with full blown viral diseases in children receiving kidney transplants. Pediatr Transplant. 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01773.x  PMID:22905915 
  103. Improved equations estimating GFR in children with chronic kidney disease using an immunonephelometric determination of cystatin C. Kidney Int. 2012;82(4):445-53. doi:10.1038/ki.2012.169  PMCID:PMC3433576  PMID:22622496 
  104. Less invasive biomarkers of acute rejection: reaching the elusive clinic. Pediatr Transplant. 2012;16(4):308-9. doi:10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01679.x  PMID:22489748 
  105. Associations between EBV serostatus and organ transplant type in PTLD risk: an analysis of the SRTR National Registry Data in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2012;12(4):976-83. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03893.x  PMID:22226225 
  106. Reliability of resting blood pressure measurement and classification using an oscillometric device in children with chronic kidney disease. J Pediatr. 2012;160(3):434-440.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.08.071  PMCID:PMC3274610  PMID:22048052 
  107. Comorbidities in chronic pediatric peritoneal dialysis patients: a report of the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network. Perit Dial Int. 2012;32(4):410-8. doi:10.3747/pdi.2012.00124  PMCID:PMC3524853  PMID:22859841 
  108. Impact of global economic disparities on practices and outcomes of chronic peritoneal dialysis in children: insights from the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network Registry. Perit Dial Int. 2012;32(4):399-409. doi:10.3747/pdi.2012.00126  PMCID:PMC3524840  PMID:22859840 
  109. Growth in very young children undergoing chronic peritoneal dialysis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;22(12):2303-12. doi:10.1681/ASN.2010020192  PMCID:PMC3279935  PMID:22021715 
  110. Lymphoproliferative disorders after adult kidney transplant: epidemiology and comparison of registry report with claims-based diagnoses. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;58(6):971-80. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2011.07.015  PMID:21930332 
  111. The BK virus in renal transplant recipients-review of pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011;26(10):1763-74. doi:10.1007/s00467-010-1716-6  PMID:21161285 
  112. Urological disorders in chronic kidney disease in children cohort: clinical characteristics and estimation of glomerular filtration rate. J Urol. 2011;186(4):1460-6. doi:10.1016/j.juro.2011.05.059  PMID:21855938 
  113. Racial variation in the development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders after renal transplantation. Transplantation. 2011;92(2):190-5. doi:10.1097/TP.0b013e3182200e8a  PMID:21577180 
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