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Stefanie W. Benoit, MD, MPH

  • Medical Director, Nephrology Clinical Lab
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
I was inspired by the potentially dramatic effects of decreasing kidney injury rates, and I dedicated the next three years of my life to a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, with a research and clinical focus in pediatric onco-nephrology.



As a pediatric nephrologist, I treat children and adolescents with hypertension, acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. I also care for patients who are on acute or chronic dialysis, and I have a special interest in pediatric onco-nephrology. In my practice, I strive to have honest and collaborative relationships with my patients.

I was drawn to my specialty area as a bone marrow transplant hospitalist, where I witnessed acute kidney injury increase the risk of therapy-related toxicity and limit participation in clinical trials. Acute kidney injury also necessitated treatment changes that jeopardized the patient’s chances for cure. I was inspired by the potentially dramatic effects of decreasing kidney injury rates, and I dedicated the next three years of my life to a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, with a research and clinical focus in pediatric onco-nephrology.

In addition to seeing patients, I’m involved in research. My long-term research objective is to improve renal outcomes for children receiving oncology therapies. The ultimate goal of my research is to improve the likelihood that pediatric cancer and immunodeficiency patients can achieve successful cures of their disease without kidney injury or long-term kidney complications.

I was honored to be named one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors in 2020, by Cincinnati Magazine. I have been awarded three University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Optime Magistrum (Best Teacher) Awards, and I have $100,000 in University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Cancer Survivorship Pilot Research Grants.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing the cello and ukulele. I also love to spend time with my two awesome kids and go jogging outdoors with my husband.

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Complement blockade for TA-TMA: lessons learned from a large pediatric cohort treated with eculizumab. Jodele, S; Dandoy, CE; Lane, A; Laskin, BL; Laskin, B; Teusink-Cross, A; Myers, KC; Wallace, G; Nelson, AS; Nelson, A; et al. Blood. 2020; 135:1049-1057.


A novel strategy for identifying early acute kidney injury in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Benoit, SW; Dixon, BP; Goldstein, SL; Bennett, MR; Lane, A; Lounder, DT; Rotz, SJ; Gloude, NJ; Lake, KE; Litts, B; et al. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2019; 54:1453-1461.


Reduction in Nephrotoxic Antimicrobial Exposure Decreases Associated Acute Kidney Injury in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients. Benoit, SW; Goldstein, SL; Dahale, DS; Haslam, DB; Nelson, A; Truono, K; Davies, SM. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2019; 25:1654-1658.


Acute kidney injury: emerging pharmacotherapies in current clinical trials. Benoit, SW; Devarajan, P. Pediatric Nephrology. 2018; 33:779-787.

The role of lipoprotein(a) in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with relation to development of severe acute kidney injury. Lippi, G; Szergyuk, I; de Oliveira, MH S; Benoit, SW; Benoit, JL; Favaloro, EJ; Henry, BM. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2021.

False-Positive Rates in Pediatric SARS-CoV-2 Serology Testing. Henry, BM; Benoit, SW; Lippi, G; Sabalza, M; Venkataraman, I; Geisler, D; Freeman, MC; Rapsinski, GJ; Wheeler, SE. American Journal of Clinical Pathology. 2021.

Combined Cytokine Scores Assessed at Emergency Department Presentation Predicts COVID-19 Critical Illness. Henry, BM; de Oliveira, MH S; Cheruiyot, I; Benoit, SW; Benoit, JL; Lippi, G. Acta Biomedica de l'Ateneo Parmense. 2021; 92.

Complement levels at admission as a reflection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity state. Henry, BM; Szergyuk, I; de Oliveira, MH S; Lippi, G; Benoit, JL; Vikse, J; Benoit, SW. Journal of Medical Virology. 2021; 93:5515-5522.

Circulating level of Angiopoietin-2 is associated with acute kidney injury in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Henry, BM; de Oliveira, MH S; Cheruiyot, I; Benoit, JL; Cooper, DS; Lippi, G; Le Cras, TD; Benoit, SW. Angiogenesis. 2021; 24:403-406.

ADAMTS13 activity to von Willebrand factor antigen ratio predicts acute kidney injury in patients with COVID-19: Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 induced secondary thrombotic microangiopathy. Henry, BM; Benoit, SW; de Oliveira, MH S; Lippi, G; Favaloro, EJ; Benoit, JL. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology. 2021; 43 Suppl 1:129-136.

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