Bio

Bio


I am a Pediatric Nephrology fellow. My clinical interests include kidney transplantation, critical care medicine, chronic kidney disease in medically complex patients and hypertension. I am a translational science researcher with a focus on kidney transplants, biomarker design, cell injury and the alternative renin-angiotensin system ACE2 and Ang-(1-7). I am funded by grants from Stanford University's Transplant and Tissue Engineering Center of Excellence and the TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program, a CTSA grant through SPECTRUM at Stanford University. My research mentors are Dr. Paul Grimm and Dr. Alan Pao.

I graduated cum laude from the College of William and Mary, earning a B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Biochemistry. I earned my M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. I completed my Pediatric residency at Northwestern University and am a Board-certified pediatrician.

Honors & Awards


  • The Intensive Course in Clinical Research (ICCR), Spectrum, Stanford University (2012)
  • Global Health: Beyond Diseases and International Organizations, Stanford University (2013)
  • TL1 Post-Doctoral Training Program, CTSA, Spectrum, Stanford University (September 2013 to present)
  • Fellowship Award, Program Endowment Fund, Transplant and Tissue Engineering Center of Excellence, Stanford University (July 2013 to present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Society of Transplantation (2013 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology (2013 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (2012 - Present)
  • Peer-Reviewer, European Journal of Clinical Investigation (2013 - Present)
  • Member, American Board of Pediatrics (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (2009 - 2012)

Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Science, College of William and Mary (2005)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia (2009)

Stanford Advisors


Community and International Work


  • International Medicine, Mexico

    Topic

    Medical Care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Summer Medical Institute, Valley Baptist Health Center

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • International Medicine, Ghana

    Topic

    Medical Care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    University of Virginia

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Translational research in biomarkers of kidney transplant injury. Specifically, I research the alternative, regulatory pathway of the renin-angiotensin system called ACE2 and Ang-(1-7). I am investigating ACE2 and Ang-(1-7) as novel biomarkers of early kidney transplant injury in order to better diagnosis and treat damage to transplanted kidneys.

I also research kidney transplant rejection, specifically how donor-specific antibodies lead to humoral (antibody-mediated) rejection and how best to treat these antibodies. I also do some research in childhood hypertension, specifically how best to treat high blood pressure.

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