Dr. Meredith Atkinson is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She provides care for children with kidney problems of any type, including patients on peritoneal dialysis; patients with proteinuria, hematuria and chronic kidney disease; and kidney transplant recipients.
Dr. Atkinson spends a large portion of her time performing clinical research in the areas of chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease in children. Specifically, her research interests include mechanisms and treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease and racial disparities in patient outcomes. She is the recipient of numerous research grants and awards, including young investigator grants from the National Kidney Foundation, the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, the Thrasher Research Fund and Amgen Inc.
She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Mount Holyoke College. She earned her M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, followed by a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Hopkins, completed in June 2007. During her fellowship training, Dr. Atkinson received a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Atkinson joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2007.
Dr. Atkinson serves on the Pediatric Section Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition. She was elected to the Society for Pediatric Research. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.