A photo of Charles Varnell Jr.

Pediatric Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

About Me

Clinical Interests

General pediatric nephrology; pediatric kidney transplantation

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Nephrology and Hypertension

My Locations

My Education

MD: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 2011.

Residency: General Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

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

MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.

Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2018; Quality Scholars Program in Healthcare Transformation, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2019.

My Publications

Bleeding Complications after Pediatric Kidney Biopsy A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Varnell, CD; Stone, HK; Welge, JA. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2019; 14:57-65.

Predicting health care utilization and charges using a risk score for poor adherence in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Rich, KL; Modi, AC; Mara, C; Pai, AL H; Varnell, CD; Turnier, L; Huber, J; Hooper, DK. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2018; 6:107-116.

6 an infant presenting with hematuria and pallor. Riney, LC; Treasure, JD; Varnell, CD; Depinet, H. Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018; 39:98-99.

Assessing barriers to adherence in routine clinical care for pediatric kidney transplant patients. Jr, VC D; Rich, KL; Nichols, M; Dahale, D; Goebel, JW; Pai, AL H; Hooper, DK; Modi, AC. Pediatric Transplantation. 2017; 21:e13027-e13027.

Mycophenolate mofetil-related leukopenia in children and young adults following kidney transplantation: Influence of genes and drugs. Varnell, CD; Fukuda, T; Kirby, CL; Martin, LJ; Warshaw, BL; Patel, HP; Chand, DH; Barletta, G; Van Why, SK; VanDeVoorde, RG; et al. Pediatric Transplantation. 2017; 21:e13033-e13033.

Impact of Near Real-Time Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase–Associated Lipocalin Assessment on Clinical Practice. Varnell, CD; Goldstein, SL; Devarajan, P; Basu, RK. Kidney International Reports. 2017; 2:1243-1249.

Primary cilia regulate the osmotic stress response of renal epithelial cells through TRPM3. Siroky, BJ; Kleene, NK; Kleene, SJ; Jr, VC D; Comer, RG; Liu, J; Lu, L; Pachciarz, NW; Bissler, JJ; Dixon, BP. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY. 2017; 312:F791-F805.