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

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me


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


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

Post cardiac surgery acute kidney injury and cardiorenal syndromes. Sutherland, SM; Flores, FX; Deep, A; Cooper, DS; Clark, WR; Ricci, Z; Goldstein, SL; Letteri, J; Ronco, C. Critical Care Nephrology and Renal Replacement Therapy in Children. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2018.