I have always loved working with children and had a strong desire to help others. This passion, combined with wonderful role models, drew me to the pediatric nephrology specialty.

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, I’m fortunate to not only care for neonates and children with kidney disease, but also to study renal development to understand how nephrons are formed during pregnancy and, ultimately, reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease later in life.

I am particularly interested in how prematurity can affect the long-term risk of chronic kidney disease. I received a K12 Child Health Career Development Award from Cincinnati Children’s and the P50 Pilot & Feasibility Award from the National Institutes of Health to study this important problem. Our long-term goal is to restore or enhance nephron endowment in premature, low birth weight infants to decrease their chronic kidney disease risk.

As a member of the Fetal Care Team, I’m privileged to counsel families on what to expect after a significant renal anomaly is identified during the 20-week anatomy scan. These infants and their families remind me daily of why I became a physician-scientist.

MD: Tufts University School of Medicine, Medford, MA, 2012.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.

Services and Specialties

Nephrology and Hypertension

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Human Nephrogenesis can Persist Beyond 40 Postnatal Days in Preterm Infants. Carpenter, J; Yarlagadda, S; VandenHeuvel, KA; Ding, L; Schuh, MP. Kidney International Reports. 2024; 9:436-450.

Caffeine and kidney function at two years in former extremely low gestational age neonates. Harer, MW; Griffin, R; Askenazi, DJ; Fuloria, M; Guillet, R; Hanna, M; Schuh, MP; Slagle, C; Woroniecki, R; DeFreitas, M; Starr, MC; Swanson, JR; Zappitelli, M; Charlton, JR. Pediatric Research. 2024; 95:257-266.

Characterizing post-branching nephrogenesis in the neonatal rabbit. Schuh, MP; Yarlagadda, S; Alkhudairy, L; Preusse, K; Kopan, R. Scientific Reports. 2023; 13:19234.

The KIDNEE Club: An Acceptability and Feasibility Study of a Preclinical Medical Student Experience in a Pediatric Dialysis Unit Pilot Program. Couser, S; Herrmann, LE; Hurdle, R; Schuh, MP. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2023; 34:419.

First-Time Use of the Seraph® 100 Microbind® Affinity Blood Filter in an Adolescent Patient with Severe COVID-19 Disease: A Case Report. Merrill, KA; Krallman, KA; Loeb, D; Standage, SW; Mattoon, D; Shan, D; Goldstein, SL; Schuh, MP. Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis. 2023; 13:1-6.

Association of Fluid Balance With Short- and Long-term Respiratory Outcomes in Extremely Premature Neonates: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. Starr, MC; Griffin, R; Gist, KM; Segar, JL; Raina, R; Guillet, R; Nesargi, S; Menon, S; Anderson, N; Askenazi, DJ; Selewski, DT. JAMA Network Open. 2022; 5:e2248826.

Regulation of nephron progenitor cell lifespan and nephron endowment. Perl, AJ; Schuh, MP; Kopan, R. Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2022; 18:683-695.

Evidence for Post-Branching Nephrogenesis and Novel Ureteric Bud/Nephron Progenitor Interaction in the Postnatal Rabbit. Schuh, MP; Yarlagadda, S; Alkhudairy, L; Kopan, R. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2022; 33:430.

Whole Exome Sequencing in a Population With Severe Congenital Anomalies of Kidney and Urinary Tract. Harris, M; Schuh, MP; McKinney, D; Kaufman, K; Erkan, E. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2022; 10:898773.

In utero renal failure. Slagle, C; Schuh, M; Grisotti, G; Riddle, S; Reddy, P; Claes, D; Lim, FY; VanderBrink, B. Seminars in Pediatric Surgery. 2022; 31:151195.

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