Dr. Scott Sutherland
Dr. Scott Sutherland's research interests are focused on acute kidney injury (AKI), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), and critical care nephrology. He is particularly interested in AKI and CRRT epidemiology as well as the concept of renal recovery following AKI events. His work has helped define the association between AKI and poorer outcomes including greater mortality, longer hospital stays, and the subsequent development of chronic kidney dysfunction. He continues to participate in a number of national/international AKI collaboratives including the Prospective Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury (ppAKI) Research Group, the Assessment of Worldwide AKI, Renal Angina and Epidemiology (AWARE) study, and Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-time Action (NINJA). He co-leads the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) NINJA program, and sits on the AWARE steering committee, the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) IT subcommittee, and both the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Research and Clinical Affairs committees. He is a longstanding faculty member of the annual AKI & CRRT International Conference and the bi-annual Pediatric AKI symposium. His research strives to refine our ability to identify and diagnose AKI and to improve outcomes in these children.