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Alicia Mallare Neu, M.D.

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Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Professor of Pediatrics

Female

Expertise: Nephrology, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology

Research Interests: Pediatric kidney stones; Pediatric chronic kidney disease; Pediatric kidney transplantation; Pediatric Dialysis; Immunization in children with chronic kidney disease; Barriers to detecting high blood pressure in primary care pediatric settings ...read more

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Background

Dr. Alicia M. Neu is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include pediatric chronic kidney disease and pediatric nephrology. 

Dr. Neu is currently Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. She has been medical director of Pediatric Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation since 2001. 

She received her undergraduate degree in engineering from Marquette University. She earned her M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and performed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Neu joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1995.

Dr. Neu's research interests include clinical outcomes in pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation, immunizations in children with chronic kidney disease, and barriers to identification of high blood pressure in primary care pediatric settings. 

She is an elected councilor for the International Society of Pediatric Nephrology. She serves as President of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study (NAPRTCS). She leads the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage in Renal Disease (SCOPE) project, which is part of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Quality Transformation Network. 

Dr. Neu serves as co-Medical Editor for the American Board of Pediatrics’ Nephrology Subboard. She previously served on the Council for the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the executive committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Pediatric Nephrology, and as chair of the American Society of Transplantation’s Pediatric Community of Practice Executive Committee.

Dr. Neu is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Pediatric Society, the International Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.

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Titles

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine (1988)

Residencies

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (1991)

Fellowships

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Pediatrics (1994)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatric Nephrology (1997, 2011)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Neu's research and clinical interests include clinical outcomes in pediatric chronic kidney disease and end stage kidney disease (ESRD).  

Dr. Neu has significant experience leading national and international collaborative groups focused on pediatric ESRD care including the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS), for which she serves as President. NAPRTCS includes both a registry, which currently contains data on more than 19,000 children with chronic kidney disease, on dialysis or status post transplant from over 100 participating centers in North America, as well as a clinical trials arm which has successfully performed both NIH and industry-sponsored prospective clinical trials that to date have enrolled more than 2000 children from over 80 participating centers.

Dr. Neu is a founding member and core faculty of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in ESRD (SCOPE) Collaborative and successfully recruited the 41 centers currently participating in this national learning network.  Dr. Neu is currently serving on the QI Committee for an emerging kidney transplant learning network, the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC). She also has leadership roles in national and international pediatric nephrology societies and currently serves on the Council for the International Pediatric Nephrology Association.

Technology Expertise Keywords

pediatric; kidney; end stage kidney disease; dialysis; transplant

Clinical Trial Keywords

Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease, Anemia, Nephrotic syndrome

Selected Publications

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Dahlinghaus EK, Neu AM, Atkinson MA, Fadrowski JJ. "Hemoglobin level and risk of hospitalization and mortality in children on peritoneal dialysis." Pediatr Nephrol. 2014 Dec;29(12):2387-94. doi: 10.1007/s00467-014-2872-x. Epub 2014 Aug 10.

Neu AM, Miller MR, Stuart J, Lawlor J, Richardson T, Martz K, Rosenberg C, Newland J, McAfee N, Begin B, Warady BA; SCOPE Collaborative Participants. "Design of the standardizing care to improve outcomes in pediatric end stage renal disease collaborative." Pediatr Nephrol. 2014 Sep;29(9):1477-84. doi: 10.1007/s00467-014-2891-7. Epub 2014 Jul 24.

Warady BA, Neu AM, Schaefer F. "Optimal care of the infant, child, and adolescent on dialysis: 2014 update." Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jul;64(1):128-42. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.01.430. Epub 2014 Apr 7. Review.

Sethna CB, Bryant K, Munshi R, Warady BA, Richardson T, Lawlor J, Newland JG, Neu A; SCOPE Investigators. Risk Factors for and Outcomes of Catheter-Associated Peritonitis in Children: The SCOPE Collaborative.Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Sep 7;11(9):1590-6. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02540316. PMID:27340282

Neu AM, Richardson T, Lawlor J, Stuart J, Newland J, McAfee N, Warady BA; SCOPE Collaborative Participants. Implementation of standardized follow-up care significantly reduces peritonitis in children on chronic peritoneal dialysis. Kidney Int. 2016 Jun;89(6):1346-54. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2016.02.015. PMID:27165827

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, 2007
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association, 2002
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 1998
  • American Society of Nephrology, 1993
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 1993
  • Academic Pediatric Society

Professional Activities

  • Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, 2000
  • Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation, 2001
  • Councilor, International Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • President, North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study (NAPRTCS)
  • Co Medical Editor, American Board of Pediatrics' Nephrology Subboard
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