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Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center

Pediatric Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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My Biography & Research


Mark Mitsnefes, MD, MS, is an established clinical investigator with expertise in the area of understanding the development of risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease. The long-term goal of his research is to define biologic targets for interventions to prevent and slow progression of cardiovascular disease in children with chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Misnefes has received numerous awards, including the Procter Scholar Award (Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation), the Pediatrician Scientist Award (Children's Health Research Center, NIH), the Clinical Scientist Award (National Kidney Foundation), and has been ranked as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2007-2011.

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Clinical Interests

Chronic renal disease, dialysis, renal transplantation, hypertension

Research Interests

Cardiovascular complications of chronic renal disease, clinical trials in hypertension

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Nephrology and Hypertension, Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Disease, End-Stage Renal Disease, Best Doctors

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My Education

MD: Gorky Medical Institute, Gorky, Russia, 1985.

Residency: Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, FL, 1997.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

MS: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.

Certifications: Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), 1995; Pediatrics, 1996; Pediatric Nephrology, 2001, 2008.

My Publications

Mitsnefes M, Flynn J, Cohn S, Samuels J, Blydt-Hansen T, Saland J, Kimball T, Furth S, Warady B; CKiD Study Group. Masked hypertension associates with left ventricular hypertrophy in children with CKD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Jan;21(1):137-44.

Wilson AC, Mitsnefes MM. Cardiovascular disease in CKD in children: update on risk factors, risk assessment, and management. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Aug;54(2):345-60. Review.

Flynn JT, Mitsnefes MM, Pierce C, Cole SR, Parekh RS, Furth SL and Warady BA. Blood pressure in children with chronic kidney disease: Preliminary findings from chronic kidney disease in children cohort study. Hypertension. 2008;52(4):631-7

Weaver DJ Jr, Kimball T, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Khoury PR, Kartal J, Mitsnefes MM. Subclinical systolic dysfunction in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease. J Pediatr. 2008 Oct;153(4):565-9.

Weaver DJ Jr., Kimball TR, Knilans T, Mays WK, Knecht T, Gerdes YT, Witt S, Glascock BJ, Kartal J, Khoury PR, and Mitsnefes MM. Decreased maximal aerobic capacity in pediatric chronic kidney disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008, 19(3):624-30.

Mitsnefes MM, Kimball TR, Kimball TR, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Khoury PR, and Daniels SR. Abnormal carotid artery structure and function in children with successful renal transplant. Circulation. 2004; 110:97-101.

Mitsnefes MM, Kimball TR, Kartal J, Witt SA, Glascock B, Khoury PR, Daniels SR. Cardiac and vascular adaptation in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease: Role of calcium-phosphorus metabolism. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2005;16:2796-2803.

Mitsnefes MM, Kimball TR, Border WL, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Khoury PR and Daniels SR. Impaired left ventricular diastolic function in children with chronic renal failure. Kidney Int. 2004;65(4):1461-1466.

Mitsnefes MM, Kimball TR, Witt SA, Glascock BJ, Khoury PR, and Daniels SR. Left ventricular mass and systolic performance in pediatric patients with chronic renal failure. Circulation. 2003;107:864-868

Mitsnefes MM, Daniels SR, Schwartz SM, Khoury P, Meyer RA, and Strife CF. Severe left ventricular hypertrophy in pediatric dialysis: prevalence and predictors. Pediatr Nephrol. 2000;14:898-902.