Raj K. Basu, MD

Co-Director, Center for Acute Care Nephrology

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4259

Fax 513-636-4267

Email rajit.basu@cchmc.org

Pediatric critical care; acute kidney injury; ethics/end-of-life care
Dr. Basu arrived at Cincinnati Children's after completing his residency and fellowship training at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. The focus of his research efforts thus far have been in increasing the appreciation for the impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) on critical illness. In addition to his research and publication efforts, Dr. Basu has been actively involved in the fellowship program coordinating numerous lectures, an ethics curriculum, and mentoring residents/fellows. He also currently sits on the hospital action committees dedicated to improving the care of status asthmaticus and status epilepticus.

MD: Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2003.

Residency: Pediatrics, Northwestern University Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2003-2006.

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care, Northwestern University Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 2006-2009.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 2006; Critical Care, 2010.

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Wong HR, Cvijanovich NZ, Allen GL, Thomas NJ, Freishtat RJ, Anas N, Meyer K, Checchia PA, Lin R, Shanley TP, Bigham MT, Wheeler DS, Doughty LA, Tegtmeyer K, Poynter SE, Kaplan JM, Chima RS, Stalets E, Basu RK, Varisco BM, Barr FE. Validation of a gene expression-based subclassification strategy for pediatric septic shock. Critical Care Medicine. 2011 Nov;39(11):2511-7.

Basu RK, Donaworth E, Wheeler DS, Devarajan P, Wong HR. Antecedent acute kidney injury worsens subsequent endotoxin-induced lung inflammation in a 2-hit mouse model. Am Journ Physio Renal Physiology. 2011 Sep;301(3):F597-604.

Basu RK, Wheeler D. Effects of ischemic acute kidney injury on lung water balance: Nephrogenic pulmonary edema. Pulm Med. 2011;2011:414253.

Basu RK, Wheeler DS, Goldstein S, Doughty L. Acute Renal Replacement Therapy in Pediatrics. Int J Nephrol. 2011;2011:785392.

Basu RK, Devarajan P, Wong H, Wheeler DS. An update and review of acute kidney injury in pediatrics. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 May;12(3):339-47.

Basu RK, Hubchak S, Hayashida T, Runyan CE, Schumacker PT, Schnaper HW. Interdependence of HIF-1alpha and TGF-beta/Smad3 signaling in normoxic and hypoxic renal epithelial cell collagen expression. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2011 Apr;300(4):F898-905.

Basu RK, Wheeler DS. Approaches to the management of acute kidney injury in children. Recent Patents on Biomarkers. 2011; 1:49-59.

Wong HR, Wheeler DS, Tegtmeyer K, Poynter SE, Kaplan JM, Chima RS, Stalets E, Basu RK, Doughty LA. Toward a clinically feasible gene expression-based subclassification strategy for septic shock: Proof of concept. Critical Care Med. 2010 Oct; 38(10): 1955-61.