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Alicia Mallare Neu, M.D.

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Clinical Director, 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 kidney transplants and pediatric nephrology. 

Dr. Neu has been the clinical director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology since 2000 and the medical director of Pediatric Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation since 2001. She co-founded the Pediatric Stone Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s in 2006 and serves as the medical director of this multidisciplinary clinic.  

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 American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and the International Society of Pediatric Nephrology. She serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study (NAPRTCS), and is also vice chair of the NAPRTCS’ Participating Centers Committee and chair of the Special Studies Committee. 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 previously served on the American Board of Pediatrics’ Nephrology Subboard, 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 the Pediatric Sub-Committee of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ End-Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project, the Participating Centers Committee of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study and the Executive Committee of the American Society of Transplantation’s Pediatric Community of Practice.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of several professional organizations, including the International Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.

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Titles

  • Clinical Director, 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 end-stage kidney disease, immunization in children with chronic kidney disease, and identifying barriers to identification and treatment of hypertension in children. 

She is center principal investigator for prospective studies conducted through the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS), which currently include studies of the treatment of anemia in children with chronic kidney disease. In addition, she serves as the center principal investigator for the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network (IPPN), which collects data on children maintained on peritoneal dialysis, with the ultimate goal of improving the care delivered to these children.

Dr. Neu has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and invited reviews in these areas.

Clinical Trial Keywords

Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease, Anemia, Nephrotic syndrome

Selected Publications

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Brady TM, Neu AM, Miller ER 3rd, Appel LJ, Siberry GK, Solomon BS. "Real-time electronic medical record alerts increase high blood pressure recognition in children." Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov 20. pii: 0009922814559379. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

Gadegbeku CA, Gipson DS, Holzman LB, Ojo AO, Song PX, Barisoni L, Sampson MG, Kopp JB, Lemley KV, Nelson PJ, Lienczewski CC, Adler SG, Appel GB, Cattran DC, Choi MJ, Contreras G, Dell KM, Fervenza FC, Gibson KL, Greenbaum LA, Hernandez JD, Hewitt SM, Hingorani SR, Hladunewich M, Hogan MC, Hogan SL, Kaskel FJ, Lieske JC, Meyers KE, Nachman PH, Nast CC, Neu AM, Reich HN, Sedor JR, Sethna CB, Trachtman H, Tuttle KR, Zhdanova O, Zilleruelo GE, Kretzler M. "Design of the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) to evaluate primary glomerular nephropathy by a multidisciplinary approach." Kidney Int. 2013 Apr;83(4):749-56. doi: 10.1038/ki.2012.428. Epub 2013 Jan 16.

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  • Best Clinical Abstract, Research Day 2000, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2000
  • Stetler Research Award For Women Physicians, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 1993
  • Harriet Lane Research Fellowship Award, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, 1992

Memberships

  • International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, 2007
  • Pediatric Nephrology Section, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006
  • American Society of Transplantation, 2004
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association, 2002
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 1998
  • American Society of Nephrology, 1993
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics-Section on Nephrology
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 1993

Professional Activities

  • Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology, 2000
  • Co-Founder, Pediatric Stone Clinic
  • Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation, 2001
  • Councilor, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Councilor, International Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Board of Directors, North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study (NAPRTCS)
  • Vice Chair, Participating Centers Committee, NAPRTCS
  • Chair, Special Studies Committee, NAPRTCS
  • Member, American Board of Pediatrics' Nephrology Subboard
  • Executive Committee, Section on Pediatric Nephrology, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Chair, Pediatric Community of Practice Executive Committee, American Society of Transplantation
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