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Research and Advanced Education

Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

Fellows may choose a project in either basic, translational, or clinical science with dedicated research blocks to allow their research interests to develop and mature. A primary mentor will be assigned during the first year based on mutual research interests.

Examples of ongoing and past fellow research projects include:

  • Katie Kurzinski - Incidence and Surveillance of Chronic Kidney Disease in the Non-Kidney Organ Transplant Population
  • Ben Spector – Rare variant analysis of renal developmental genes associated with chronic kidney disease
  • Heather Morgans – Use SCOPE database to review epidemiology of fistula infections
  • Nisha Singh – ”Save the Vein” initiative in children with CKD: a quality improvement study
  • Benjamin Matta – Examine CKiD cohort to determine role of antihypertension medication dosage on blood pressure control and left ventricular hypertrophy
  • Nathan Beins – created a workshop “Personalized Learning: Creating Rich Interactive Online Modules for Medical Trainees” for the ACGME national conference
  • Keia Sanderson – long-term outcomes of infants receiving peritoneal dialysis using the USRDS registry

View a list of selected academic works from our trainees.

View a list of selected academic works from our faculty.

Our Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship team

Laurel Willig, MD
Fellowship Director
(816)-701-4810
lkwillig@cmh.edu

Darcy Weidemann, MD, MHS
Associate Program Director
(816) 302-3291
dkweidemann@cmh.edu

Joanna Wesley, MPH, C-TAGME
Sr. Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 302-8420
jlbradley@cmh.edu