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Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Medical Director, Stone Center

Louise M. Williams Endowed Chair

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

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"Children are not consumers or customers — their health is our responsibility. We are more than providers. We are privileged to have the honor and responsibility for their care, to cure their diseases and to help them maintain good health."

My Biography & Research

Biography

As a pediatric nephrologist, I treat children and adolescents who have kidney stones, acute kidney injuries and chronic kidney diseases. I believe that patients always come first, and that patient care is job one.

Although we are a group practice, each one of us is proud and privileged to continuously follow each patient and their family. We provide personalized care to every child. Children can get sick quickly, but with good care they typically recover fast and completely. It’s very rewarding to see a sick child transformed into a healthier kid as a result of our good care in partnership with their family.

Children are not consumers or customers — their health is our responsibility. We are more than providers. We are privileged to have the honor and responsibility for their care, to cure their diseases and to help them maintain good health. We also continuously pursue clinical excellence with our innovative research.

I have authored about 300 peer-reviewed publications and 70 book chapters, and I have delivered more than 200 invited lectures internationally. My research activities have been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies for more than 30 years. This work spans the spectrum of highly collaborative basic, translational and clinical inquiries, all focused on improving child health. I have consistently been listed in Thomson Reuters "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" in recognition of ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited publications in the entire field of medicine.

In my research, we are actively investigating mechanisms that cause the kidney to fail acutely and chronically. The results of these investigations are providing us with novel biomarkers to predict kidney disease, and also with new pathways we can target with innovative therapies. We are at the forefront nationally and internationally in the care of children with kidney disease.

In my free time, I practice meditation and deep reflection. I also love taking long walks with my dog.

Additional Languages

Hindi

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Lupus, Nephrology - Acute Care, Kidney Stones

Research Divisions

Nephrology and Hypertension, Developmental Biology, Fibrosis



Blog Posts

Kidney Stones: Not Just An Adult Problem

BlogHealthy Living

Kidney Stones: Not Just An Adult Problem

By Dr. Prasad Devarajan3/25/2019

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My Education

Premedical Studies: Bombay University, India, 1979.

MD: Bombay University, India, 1985.

My Publications

Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin Measured on Clinical Laboratory Platforms for the Prediction of Acute Kidney Injury and the Associated Need for Dialysis Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Albert, C; Zapf, A; Haase, M; Röver, C; Pickering, JW; Albert, A; Bellomo, R; Breidthardt, T; Camou, F; Chen, Z; et al. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2020; 76:826-841.e1.

Single-cell profiling of AKI in a murine model reveals novel transcriptional signatures, profibrotic phenotype, and epithelial-to-stromal crosstalk. Rudman-Melnick, V; Adam, M; Potter, A; Chokshi, SM; Ma, Q; Drake, KA; Schuh, MP; Matthew Kofron, J; Devarajan, P; Steven Potter, S. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2020; 31:2793-2814.

Acute kidney injury and risk of CKD and hypertension after pediatric cardiac surgery. Zappitelli, M; Parikh, CR; Kaufman, JS; Go, AS; Kimmel, PL; Hsu, CY; Coca, SG; Chinchilli, VM; Greenberg, JH; Moxey-Mims, MM; et al. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2020; 15:1403-1412.

Cystatin C as a biomarker of chronic kidney disease: latest developments. Benoit, SW; Ciccia, EA; Devarajan, P. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics: new diagnostic technologies are set to revolutionise healthcare. 2020; 20:1019-1026.

Association of serum uromodulin with mortality and cardiovascular disease in the elderly—the Cardiovascular Health Study. Steubl, D; Buzkova, P; Garimella, PS; Ix, JH; Devarajan, P; Bennett, MR; Chaves, PH M; Shlipak, MG; Bansal, N; Sarnak, MJ. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 2020; 35:1399-1405.

Acute Kidney Injury: Diagnosis and Management. Roy, J; Devarajan, P. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 87:600-607.

Association of serum and urinary uromodulin and their correlates in older adults—The Cardiovascular Health Study. Steubl, D; Buzkova, P; Ix, JH; Devarajan, P; Bennett, MR; Chaves, PH M; Shlipak, MG; Bansal, N; Sarnak, MJ; Garimella, PS. Nephrology. 2020; 25:522-526.

Tubular injury and cell-cycle arrest biomarkers to predict acute kidney injury in noncritically ill children receiving aminoglycosides. Chui, H; Caldwell, J; Yordanova, M; Cockovski, V; Fredric, D; Harel-Sterling, M; Haasz, M; Al-Ismaili, Z; Pizzi, M; Ma, Q; et al. Biomarkers in medicine. 2020; 14:879-894.

The Current State of the Art in Acute Kidney Injury. Devarajan, P. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2020; 8.

Juvenile OLFM4-null mice are protected from sepsis. Stark, JE; Opoka, AM; Mallela, J; Devarajan, P; Ma, Q; Levinsky, NC; Stringer, KF; Wong, HR; Alder, MN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY. 2020; 318:F809-F816.