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Kyle McCracken, MD, PhD

  • Member, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • Member, Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM)
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2016.

Residency: Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2018.

Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, 2022.


Pediatric nephrology; inpatient nephrology


Kidney development; stem cell differentiation and organoids; tissue engineering and morphogenesis; kidney pathophysiology

Research Areas

Nephrology and Hypertension


Directed differentiation of ureteric bud and collecting duct organoids from human pluripotent stem cells. Shi, M; Fu, P; Bonventre, JV; McCracken, KW. Nature Protocols. 2023; 18:2485-2508.

Human ureteric bud organoids recapitulate branching morphogenesis and differentiate into functional collecting duct cell types. Shi, M; McCracken, KW; Patel, AB; Zhang, W; Ester, L; Valerius, MT; Bonventre, JV. Nature Biotechnology. 2023; 41:252-261.

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