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Medical Director, Clinical Services and MARS Program, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-4531

About Me

Biography

Dr. Flores, received his medical degree from the University Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil in Ecuador. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Flores then completed his fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1998, he started the Pediatric Nephrology Program at Tampa Children’s Hospital, in Tampa Florida and 2002, he joined the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and served as an attending physician in Pediatric Nephrology at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Over the last 14 years at All Children’s Hospital, Dr. Flores focused his clinical interest and work in the use of continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric acute kidney injury; and in 2008 he became the director of the CRRT Program at this institution. In 2011, Dr. Flores developed the Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS) Program at All Children’s Hospital, which at that time became the second pediatric program in the US and the only program in Florida that provided supportive therapy to children with drug overdose, poisoning and acute liver failure.

In June of 2016, Dr. Flores joined the Division of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension as the medical director of clinical services and the MARS Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Dr. Flores’ areas of clinical interest include acute kidney injury, the use of continuous renal replacement therapy and the use of MARS in pediatric patients.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric AKI; use of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in pediatric patients; use of molecular adsorbent recirculating system (MARS) in pediatric patients

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Departments

Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Transplant

My Locations

My Education

MD: Universidad Catolica Santiago de Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Residency: University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida.

Fellowship: Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Certification: Pediatric Nephrology, 1999.

My Publications

Flores FX, Ojeda FJ, Calhoun DA. Bartter Syndrome: presentation in an extremely premature neonate. Journal of Perinatology. 2013 Aug;33, 661-662. 

Askenazi DJ, Goldstein SL, Koralkar R, Fortenberry J, Baum M, Hackbarth R, Blowey D, Bunchman TE, Brophy PD, Symons J, Chua A, Flores F, Somers MJ. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy for Children ≤10 kg: A Report from Prospective Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Registry. J Pediatr. 2013; 162: 587-92.

Fleming GM, Walters S, Goldstein SL, Alexander SR, Baum MA, Blowey DL, Bunchman TE, Chua AN, Fletcher SA, Flores FX, Fortenberry JD, Hackbarth R, McBryde K, Somers MJ, Symons JM, Brophy PD. Nonrenal indications for continuous renal replacement therapy: A report from the Prospective Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Registry Group. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2012 Sep;13(5):e299-e304.

Cooper DS, Charpie JR, Flores FX, Gaynor JW, Salvin JW, Devarajan P, Krawczeski CD. Acute kidney injury and critical cardiac disease. World J Ped Congen Heart Surg. 2011;2:411-423.

Sutherland SM, Zapitelli M, Alexander SR, Chua AN, Brophy PD, Bunchman TE, Hackbarth R, Somers MJ, Baum M, Symons JM, Flores FX, Benfield M, Askenazi D, Chand D, Fortenberry JD, Mahan JD, McBryde K, Blowey D, Goldstein SL. Fluid overload and mortality in children receiving continuous renal replacement therapy: the prospective pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy registry. Am J Kidney Dis. 2010 Feb; 55 (22) 316-325.

Zapitelli M, Goldstein SL, Symons JM, Somers, MJG, Baum M, Brophy PD, Blowey D, Fortenberry J, Chua AN, Flores FX, Benfield M, Askenazi D, Alexander SR, Hackbarth R, Bunchman TE.
Protein and calorie prescription for children and young adults receiving continuous renal replacement therapy: a report of the Prospective Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Registry Group. Crit Care Med. 2008 Dec; 36(12) 3239-3245.  

Flores FX, Brophy PD, Symons JM, Fortenberry JD, Chua AN, Alexander SR, Mahan JD, Bunchman TE, Blowey D, Somers MJG, Baum M, Hackbarth R, Chand D, McBryde K, Benfield M, Goldstein SL. CRRT After Stem Cell Transplantation: A Report from the Prospective Pediatric CRRT Registry Group. Pediatr Nephrol. 2008 Apr;23(4): 625-630.

Puliyanda DP, Toyoda M, Traum AZ, Flores FX, Jordan S, Moudgil A, Somers MJG. Outcome of management strategies for BK virus replication in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplantation. 2008 Mar;12 (2): 180-186.

Hackbarth R, Bunchman TE, Chua AN, Somers, MJ, Baum M, Symons JM, Brophy PD, Blowey D, Fortenberry JD, Chand D, Flores FX, Alexander SR, Mahan JD, McBryde KD, Benfield MR, Goldstein SL. The effect of vascular access location and size on circuit survival in pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy: a report from the ppCRRT registry. Int J Artif Organs. 2007 Dec;30 (12): 1116-21.

Symons JM, Chua AN, Somers MJG, Baum MA, Buncham TE, Benfield MD, Brophy PD, Blowey D, Fortenberry JD, Chand D, Flores FX, Hackbarth R, Alexander SR, Mahan J, McBryde KD, Goldstein SL. Demographic characteristics of pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy: a report of the prospective pediatric continuous renal replacement therapy registry. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2007 July;2 (4): 732-8.