Mark M. Mitsnefes, MD, MS

Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center

Pediatric Nephrologist

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-0125

Fax: 513-636-7407


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Nephrology with focus on chronic kidney disease and hypertension


Mark Mitsnefes, MD, MS, is an established clinical investigator with expertise in the area of understanding the development of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease. The long-term goal of his research is to define biologic targets for interventions to prevent and slow progression of cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Misnefes has received numerous awards, including the Proctor Scolar Award (Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation), the Pediatrician Scientist Award (Children's Health Research Center, NIH), the Clinical Scientist Award (National Kidney Foundation), and has been ranked as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2007-2011.

Education and Training

MD: Gorky Medical Institute, Gorky, Russia, 1985.

Residency: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida, 1997.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2000.

MS: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2001.

Certifications: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1995; Pediatrics, 1996; Pediatric Nephrology, 2001, 2008.


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Adiponectin and Cardiovascular Disease in the CKiD Children. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2007 - 2011. #R01 DK076957.

Modify Dietary Behavior in Adolescents with Elevated Blood Pressure. Co-investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2007 - 2012.

Prospective study of chronic kidney disease in children. Co-investigator, Co-chair of the Cardiovascular Committee. National Institutes of Health. 2003 - 2013. #U01 DK-03-012.

Cardiovascular disease in children with CKD. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2011 - 2016. #K24 DK090070-01.