The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Boston Children’s Health Physicians is dedicated to advancing the care of children affected by kidney disease by participating in world class and multicenter leading edge research.

We are actively involved in the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (insert link) a group of over 50 Pediatric Nephrology Centers working together to advocate for and combine resources to better understand and potentially cure pediatric kidney disease.

Our current and upcoming research projects include:

  • Improving Vaccination Rates Against Influenza and Pneumococcus in Immunosuppressed Patients with Kidney Disease
  • Cellcept for Completion of Induction Therapy in New Onset, Steroid Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome (prospective study)
  • Immunosuppressive treatment for Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Nephritis (retrospective study) Role of anxiety in pediatric patients with hypertension (correlation study)
  • Outcomes of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Graduates Diagnosed With Idiopathic Hypertension
  • BP-pSLE: Assesing blood pressure in pediatric patients with Systemic Lupus Erythermatosis
  • ASK-KIDD: Assessment of Risky Behavior in Teens with Chronic Kidney Disease
  • GIGA Kids- Genetics of IgA Related Diseases in Kids


Dr. Dmitry Samsonov
Dell KM, Matheson M, Hartung EA, Warady BA, Furth SL. Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study (Samsonov D – collaborator). Kidney Disease Progression in Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease. J Pediatr. 2016 Apr;171:196-201

Kogon AJ, Matheson MB, Flynn JT, Gerson AC, Warady BA, Furth SL, Hooper SR; Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study Group (Samsonov D – collaborator). Depressive Symptoms in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease. J Pediatr. 2016 Jan;168:164-170

Blydt-Hansen TD, Pierce CB, Cai Y, Samsonov D, Massengill S, Moxey-Mims M, Warady BA, Furth SL. Medication treatment complexity and adherence in children with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Feb;9(2):247-54

Kaabak MM, Babenko NN, Samsonov DV, Sandrikov VA, Maschan AA, Zokoev AK. Alemtuzumab induction in pediatric kidney transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2013 Mar;17(2):168-78

Samsonov D, Geehan C, Woda CB, Briscoe DM. Differential Activation Of Human T Cells To Allogeneic Endothelial Cells, Epithelial Cells And Fibroblasts In vitro. Transplant Research. 2012; 1(4):1-10

Dr. Robyn Matloff
Matloff RG and Arnon, R. The Kidney in Pediatric Liver Disease. (invited article) Current Gastroenterology Reports 2015;17:36.

Annunziato, R.A., Parbhakar, M., Kapoor, K., Matloff, R., Casey, N., Benchimol, C., Hotchkiss, H., Nair, V., & Saland, J. Can transition to adulthood for transplant recipients be improved by intensified services while patients are still in pediatrics? Progress in Transplantation 2015; 25:3(236-242).

Matloff RG and Diamond R, Weinberg A, Arnon R and Saland J. Biliary Atresia is Associated With Hypertension. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2015

Matloff RG, Diamond R, Arnon R, Saland J. Are Patients With Biliary Atresia Hypertensive? A Retrospective Chart Review Examining the Prevalence of Hypertension and Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients With Biliary Atresia Stratified by Liver Transplantation Status. Blood and Purification. 2013;35:144–171. Abstract.

Matloff RG
, Arnon R, Saland, JS. The Kidney in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: An Updated Perspective. Pediatric Transplantation. 2012 Dec;16(8):818-28.

Dr. Tanya Pereira
Pereira T, Abitbol CL, Seeherunvong W, Chandar J, Freundlich M, Zilleruelo G. Three Decades of Progress in Treating Childhood Onset Lupus Nephritis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. Sept 2011; 6(9):2192-2199.

Pereira T, Rojas CP, Garcia-Buitrago M, Chandar J, Abitbol CL, Seeherunvong W, Bruce J, Rusconi P, Zilleruelo G. A Child with BK Virus Infection: Inadequacy of Current Therapeutic Strategies. Pediatr Transplant. 2011; Nov 30.

Pereira T, Chandar J, Katsoufis C, Abitbol CL, Seeherunvong W, Chandar J, Freundlich M, Zilleruelo G. Proteinuria as a marker of renal injury in children after kidney transplantation. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, Nov 8-13, 2011, Philadelphia; J Am Soc Nephrol 22, 2011:836; SA-PO3105

Pereira T
, Abitbol CL, Katsoufis C, Seeherunvong W, Chandar J, Freundlich M, Zilleruelo G. Rituximab Use in Childhood Onset Lupus Nephritis: Early versus Late: American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, Nov 8-13, 2011, Philadelphia; J Am Soc Nephrol 22, 2011:694; SA-PO2501


Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension

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