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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Director of Pediatric Dialysis

Specialty Areas

Medical and resident education, chronic kidney disease and dialysis, acute kidney injury, glomerular diseases

Education and Experience

B.A.: Kinesiology, Sports Medicine, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2005; M.D.: University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, 2009; General Pediatrics Residency: University of South Carolina School of Medicine /Palmetto Health Richland Hospital, Columbia, SC, 2009-2012; Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research: University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO; Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2012-2015; Masters of Science in Clinical Research: University of North Carolina, 2019; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2015-present.


Muff-Luett M*, Sanderson KR*, Engen RM, Zahr RS, Wenderfer SE, Tran CL, Sharma S, Cai Y, Ingraham S, Winnicki E, Weaver DJ, et al. Eculizumab exposure in children and young adults: indications, practice patterns, and outcomes-a Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium study. Pediatr Nephrol. 2021 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s00467-021-04965-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33693990.

Garg PM, Britt AB, Ansari MAY, Sobisek S, Block DK, Paschal JL, Ojeda NB, Askenazi D, Sanderson KR. Severe acute kidney injury in neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis: risk factors and outcomes. Pediatr Res. 2021 Jan 14. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01320-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33446918.

Salerno SN, Liao Y, Jackson W, Greenber RG, McKinzie CJ, McCallister A, Benjamin DK, Laughon MW, Sanderson KR, Clark RH, Gonzalez D. Association between Nephrotoxic Drug Combinations and Acute Kidney Injury in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Pediatr. 2020; S0022-3476(20)31021-0.  PMID: 32818481; PMCID: PMC7752849.

Sanderson KR, Chang E, Bjornstad E, Hogan SL, Hu Y, Askenazi DA, Fry RT, O’Shea TM. Albuminuria, Hypertension, and Reduced Kidney Volumes in Adolescents Born Extremely Premature. Front Pediatr. 2020 May; 8:230. PMID: 32528916;PMCID:

Sanderson KR, Harshman LA. Renal replacement therapies for infants and children in the ICU. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2020;32(3):360-366. PMID: 32332327; PMCID:

Sanderson KR, Warady BA. End-stage kidney disease in infancy: an educational review. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Feb; 35(2):229-240. PMID 30465082; PMCID: PMC6529305.

Sanderson KR, Yu Y, Dai H, Willig LK, Warady BA.  Outcomes of infants receiving chronic peritoneal dialysis: an analysis of the USRDS registry. Pediatr Nephrol. 2019 Jan: 34(1):155-1162. PMID: 30141177; PMCID: 6529305.

Kaspar CDW, Sanderson KR, Ozen S, Verghese PS, Lo M, Bunchman TE,  Wenderfer SE, Kidd J. Pediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology Practice Patterns in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis: A Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium Study. Int J Nephrol. 2018: p. 8413096.PMID:30155302; PMCID:PMC6098870.

Keia Sanderson, MD, MPH