Tara M. Neumayr, M.D.  neumayr_t@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Nephrology
Critical Care MedicineNephrology

phone: (314) 454-2527

Clinical Interests

Dr. Tara M. Neumayr is an Assistant Professor in the Divisions of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Nephrology at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Neumayr works as an attending physician in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit as well as on the Pediatric Nephrology in-patient and consulting services. Dr. Neumayr earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in English at Duke University before returning to her home state of South Dakota to attend the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Following her pediatric residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN, Dr. Neumayr completed fellowship training in both Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Nephrology at the Washington University School of Medicine. She joined the faculty after her graduation in 2011 and completed an additional year of training in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care. Her clinical and research interests explore the relationships between Acute Kidney Injury and critical illness in infants and children. Dr. Neumayr is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatric Nephrology.


  • BA, Duke University1999
  • MD, University of South Dakota School of Medicine2003


  • Pediatric Resident, Mayo Clinic2003 - 2006
  • Pediatric Nephrology & Pediatric Critical Care Fellowships, Washington University School of Medicine2006 - 2011
  • Cardiac Critical Care Apprenticeship, Washington University School of Medicine2011 - 2012

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2003 - 2006MN, Minnesota
  • 2006 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 2011 - PresMO, Missouri
  • 2012 - PresPediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • 2014 - PresPediatric Nephrology
  • 2017 - PresAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Honors and Awards

  • FOCUS Program "Science, Technology & Modern Culture", Duke University1995
  • All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honors1996 - 1999
  • Lord Rothemere Scholar, Duke-Oxford Summer Program1997
  • Graduation with Distinction in English, Senior Thesis, Duke University1999
  • Dr. Roy S. and Clara E. Hubbs Memorial Scholarship for Academic Merit, University of South Dakota School of Medicine1999 - 2000
  • Rev. William Deer Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence, University of South Dakota School of Medicine2001 - 2002
  • Mary W. Hanson Medicine Scholarship for Academic Excellence in the Junior Year, University of South Dakota School of Medicine2002 - 2003
  • Excellence in Pediatrics Award, University of South Dakota School of Medicine2003
  • Co-Chief Resident, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine2005 - 2006
  • Chief Fellow, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine2010 - 2011
  • Invited Faculty, Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) for Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury2020 - Pres
  • Top Abstract Commendation at 4th International Symposium on AKI in Children2022

Recent Publications view all (15)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Consensus-based recommendations on priority activities to address acute kidney injury in children: a modified Delphi consensus statement. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;e2229442. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.29442  
  2. Assessment of fluid balance after neonatal cardiac surgery: a comparison of intake/output vs weight-based methods. Pediatr Nephrol. 2022. doi:10.1007/s00467-022-05697-w  
  3. Acute kidney injury after pediatric cardiac surgery Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000002933  
  4. Impact of continuous renal replacement therapy on bivalirudin dosing in pediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ASAIO. 2022;68:1393-1398. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001681  
  5. Epidemiology of neonatal acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass. ATS. 2021. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.09.032  
  6. Epidemiology of acute kidney injury after neonatal cardiac surgery: a report from the multi center neonatal and pediatric heart and renal outcomes network Crit Care Med. 2021;49(10):e941-e951. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000005165  PMID:34166288 
  7. Systemic hypertension in pediatric veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ASAIO. 2021;67(6):681-687. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000001267  PMID:33074862 
  8. Preliminary assessment of acute kidney injury in critically ill children associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection: a multi center cross-sectional analysis Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021;8(16):446-448. doi:10.2215/CJN.11470720  PMID:33144276  
  9. Peritoneal dialysis in infants after cardiopulmonary bypass: Is sooner better than later? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20(2):197-198. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000001823  PMID:30720654 
  10. Neonatal and Paediatric Heart and Renal Outcomes Network: design of a multi-centre retrospective cohort study. Cardiology in the Young. 2019;29:511-518. doi:10.1017/S1047951119000210  
  11. Identifying risk for acute kidney injury in infants and children following cardiac arrest Pediatric Crit Care Med. 2017. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000001280  PMID:28737594 
  12. Citrate anticoagulation during continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2014;15(5):471-85. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000000148  PMID:24777299 
  13. Sickle hemoglobin disturbs normal coupling among erythrocyte O2 content, glycolysis, and antioxidant capacity. Blood. 2013;121(9):1651-62. doi:10.1182/blood-2012-02-414037  PMCID:PMC3587328  PMID:23297128 
  14. Intensive insulin therapy and pentastarch resuscitation in severe sepsis N Engl J Med. 2008;348:125-139. 
  15. Surfactant treatment of an infant with acute idiopathic pulmonary hemorrhage. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2008;9(1):e4-6. doi:10.1097/01.PCC.0000298755.86878.20  PMID:18477904 
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