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Morgan Erika Grams, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Expertise

Acute Kidney Injury, Nephrology

Research Interests

Prevention of complications of chronic kidney disease; Optimizing interventions in chronic kidney disease; Acute kidney injury epidemiology and outcomes

Biography

Dr. Grams is a practicing nephrologist whose research focuses on preventing and/or ameliorating the complications associated with chronic kidney disease. She holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and works in close conjunction with several studies, including the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (CKD-PC), as well as various health systems. She received an undergraduate degree in biology from Yale University, a medical degree from Columbia University, and a masters and doctoral degree in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. 

Languages

  • English
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  • Education +

    Training

    • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health ( Baltimore MD) (2010)
    • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surg ( New York NY) (2005)

    Residencies

    • Columbia Presbyterian University Medical Center / Medicine ( New York NY) (2008)

    Fellowships

    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology ( Baltimore MD) (2011)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2011)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Brown JR, Katz R, Ix JH, de Boer IH, Siscovick DS, Grams ME, Shlipak M, Sarnak MJ. Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and the Long-Term Risk of Hospital-Associated AKI among Community-Dwelling Older Individuals. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Nov 21. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24262510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations: Select item 23600791
    2. Chang A, Anderson EE, Turner HT, Shoham D, Hou SH, Grams M.Identifying potential kidney donors using social networking web sites. Clin Transplant. 2013 May-Jun;27(3):E320-6. doi: 10.1111/ctr.12122. Epub 2013 Apr 22. PMID: 23600791 [PubMed - in process] Related citations Select item 24225358
    3. Chang AR, Lazo M, Appel LJ, Gutiérrez OM, Grams ME. High dietary phosphorus intake is associated with all-cause mortality: results from NHANES III. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24225358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations Select item 23766536 PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations Select item 23766536
    4. Foster MC, Coresh J, Fornage M, Astor BC, Grams M, Franceschini N, Boerwinkle E, Parekh RS, Kao WH. APOL1 variants associate with increased risk of CKD among African Americans. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Sep;24(9):1484-91. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013010113. Epub 2013 Jun 13. PMID: 23766536 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23013602
    5. Fox CS, Matsushita K, Woodward M, Bilo HJ, Chalmers J, Heerspink HJ, Lee BJ, Perkins RM, Rossing P, Sairenchi T, Tonelli M, Vassalotti JA, Yamagishi K, Coresh J, de Jong PE, Wen CP, Nelson RG; Associations of kidney disease measures with mortality and end-stage renal disease in individuals with and without diabetes: a meta-analysis. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Lancet. 2012 Nov 10;380(9854):1662-73. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61350-6. Epub 2012 Sep 24. Review. Erratum in: Lancet. 2013 Feb 2;381(9864):374. PMID: 23013602 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 21094998
    6. Grams M, Coresh J. Proteinuria and risk of acute kidney injury. Lancet. 2010 Dec 18;376(9758):2046-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)61498-5. Epub 2010 Nov 20. No abstract available. PMID: 21094998 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23165299
    7. Grams ME, Coresh J. Assessing risk in chronic kidney disease: a methodological review. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2013 Jan;9(1):18-25. doi: 10.1038/nrneph.2012.248. Epub 2012 Nov 20. Review. PMID: 23165299 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23619125
    8. Grams ME, Juraschek SP, Selvin E, Foster MC, Inker LA, Eckfeldt JH, Levey AS, Coresh J. Trends in the prevalence of reduced GFR in the United States: a comparison of creatinine- and cystatin C-based estimates. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug;62(2):253-60. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.03.013. Epub 2013 Apr 22. PMID: 23619125 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23566637
    9. Grams ME, Chow EK, Segev DL, Coresh J. Lifetime incidence of CKD stages 3-5 in the United States. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug;62(2):245-52. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.03.009. Epub 2013 Apr 6. PMID: 23566637 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23399028
    10. Grams ME, Massie AB, Schold JD, Chen BP, Segev DL. Trends in the inactive kidney transplant waitlist and implications for candidate survival. Am J Transplant. 2013 Apr;13(4):1012-8. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12143. Epub 2013 Feb 7. PMID: 23399028 [PubMed - in process] Related citations Select item 23371953
    11. Grams ME, Chen BP, Coresh J, Segev DL.Preemptive deceased donor kidney transplantation: considerations of equity and utility. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Apr;8(4):575-82. doi: 10.2215/CJN.05310512. Epub 2013 Jan 31. PMID: 23371953 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 22932116
    12. Grams ME, McAdams Demarco MA, Kucirka LM, Segev DL. Recipient age and time spent hospitalized in the year before and after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2012 Oct 15;94(7):750-6. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e31826205b9. PMID: 22932116 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 22859747
    13. Grams ME, Coresh J, Segev DL, Kucirka LM, Tighiouart H, Sarnak MJ. Vascular disease, ESRD, and death: interpreting competing risk analyses. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Oct;7(10):1606-14. doi: 10.2215/CJN.03460412. Epub 2012 Aug 2. PMID: 22859747 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 21814177
    14. Grams ME, Rabb H. The distant organ effects of acute kidney injury. Kidney Int. 2012 May;81(10):942-8. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.241. Epub 2011 Aug 3. Review. PMID: 21814177 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 22239290
    15. Grams ME, Kucirka LM, Hanrahan CF, Montgomery RA, Massie AB, Segev DL. Candidacy for kidney transplantation of older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Jan;60(1):1-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2011.03652.x. PMID: 22239290 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 21617118
    16. Grams ME, Massie AB, Coresh J, Segev DL.Trends in the timing of pre-emptive kidney transplantation. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Sep;22(9):1615-20. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2011010023. Epub 2011 May 26. PMID: 21617118 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 21393482
    17. Grams ME, Estrella MM, Coresh J, Brower RG, Liu KD; Fluid balance, diuretic use, andmortality in acute kidney injury. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 May;6(5):966-73. doi: 10.2215/CJN.08781010. Epub 2011 Mar 10. PMID: 21393482 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 20692079
    18. Grams ME, Plantinga LC, Hedgeman E, Saran R, Myers GL, Williams DE, Powe NR; Validation of CKD and related conditions in existing data sets: A systematic review. CDC CKD Surveillance Team. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Jan;57(1):44-54. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2010.05.013. Epub 2010 Aug 6. Review. PMID: 20692079 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 20671214
    19. Grams ME, Astor BC, Bash LD, Matsushita K, Wang Y, Coresh J. Albuminuria and estimated glomerular filtration rate independently associate with acute kidney injury. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Oct;21(10):1757-64. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2010010128. Epub 2010 Jul 29. PMID: 20671214 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 20148808
    20. Grams ME, Womer KL, Ugarte RM, Desai NM, Montgomery RA, Segev DL. Listing for expanded criteria donor kidneys in older adults and those with predicted benefit. Am J Transplant. 2010 Apr;10(4):802-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2010.03020.x. Epub 2010 Feb 10. PMID: 20148808 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 23111824
    21. Hallan SI, Matsushita K, Sang Y, Mahmoodi BK, Black C, Ishani A, Kleefstra N, Naimark D, Roderick P, Tonelli M, Wetzels JF, Astor BC, Gansevoort RT, Levin A, Wen CP, Coresh J; Age and association of kidney measures with mortality and end-stage renal disease. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. JAMA. 2012 Dec 12;308(22):2349-60. PMID: 23111824 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 22151011
    22. Kucirka LM, Grams ME, Balhara KS, Jaar BG, Segev DL. Disparities in provision of transplant information affect access to kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb;12(2):351-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03865.x. Epub 2011 Dec 7. PMID: 22151011 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article Related citations Select item 21828325
    23. Kucirka LM, Grams ME, Lessler J, Hall EC, James N, Massie AB, Montgomery RA, Segev DL. Association of race and age with survival among patients undergoing dialysis. JAMA. 2011 Aug 10;306(6):620-6. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1127. PMID: 21828325 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23273530
    24. Lopez FL, Agarwal SK, Grams ME, Loehr LR, Soliman EZ, Lutsey PL, Chen LY, Huxley RR, Alonso A. Relation of serum phosphorus levels to the incidence of atrial fibrillation (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities [ARIC] study). Am J Cardiol. 2013 Mar 15;111(6):857-62. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.11.045. Epub 2012 Dec 28. PMID: 23273530 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23013600
    25. Mahmoodi BK, Matsushita K, Woodward M, Blankestijn PJ, Cirillo M, Ohkubo T, Rossing P, Sarnak MJ, Stengel B, Yamagishi K, Yamashita K, Zhang L, Coresh J, de Jong PE, Astor BC; Associations of kidney disease measures with mortality and end-stage renal disease in individuals with and without hypertension: a meta-analysis. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. Lancet. 2012 Nov 10;380(9854):1649-61. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61272-0. Epub 2012 Sep 24. Review. Erratum in: Lancet. 2012 Nov 10;380(9854):1648. PMID: 23013600 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 22570462
    26. Matsushita K, Mahmoodi BK, Woodward M, Emberson JR, Jafar TH, Jee SH, Polkinghorne KR, Shankar A, Smith DH, Tonelli M, Warnock DG, Wen CP, Coresh J, Gansevoort RT, Hemmelgarn BR, Levey AS; Comparison of risk prediction using the CKD-EPI equation and the MDRD study equation for estimated glomerular filtration rate. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. JAMA. 2012 May 9;307(18):1941-51. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.3954. PMID: 22570462 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 23731461
    27. McAdams-DeMarco MA, Law A, Salter ML, Chow E, Grams M, Walston J, Segev DL. Frailty and early hospital readmission after kidney transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2013 Aug;13(8):2091-5. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12300. Epub 2013 Jun 3. PMID: 23731461 [PubMed - in process] Related citations Select item 23016838
    28. McAdams-Demarco MA, Grams ME, Hall EC, Coresh J, Segev DL. Early hospital readmission after kidney transplantation: patient and center-level associations. Am J Transplant. 2012 Dec;12(12):3283-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04285.x. Epub 2012 Sep 27. PMID: 23016838 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free Article Related citations Select item 15208048
    29. Morroni C, Grams M, Tiezzi L, Westhoff C. Immediate monthly combination contraception to facilitate initiation of the depot medroxyprogesterone acetate contraceptive injection. Contraception. 2004 Jul;70(1):19-23. PMID: 15208048 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 23360717
    30. Nitsch D, Grams M, Sang Y, Black C, Cirillo M, Djurdjev O, Iseki K, Jassal SK, Kimm H, Kronenberg F, Oien CM, Levey AS, Levin A, Woodward M, Hemmelgarn BR; Associations of estimated glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria with mortality and renal failure by sex: a meta-analysis. Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium. BMJ. 2013 Jan 29;346:f324. doi: 10.1136/bmj.f324. Review. PMID: 23360717 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 23263580
    31. Ono M, Arnaoutakis GJ, Fine DM, Brady K, Easley RB, Zheng Y, Brown C, Katz NM, Grams ME, Hogue CW. Blood pressure excursions below the cerebral autoregulation threshold during cardiac surgery are associated with acute kidney injury. Crit Care Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):464-71. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31826ab3a1. PMID: 23263580 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Free PMC Article Related citations Select item 23460322
    32. Pafundi DH, Laack NN, Youland RS, Parney IF, Lowe VJ, Giannini C, Kemp BJ, Grams MP, Morris JM, Hoover JM, Hu LS, Sarkaria JN, Brinkmann DH. Biopsy validation of 18F-DOPA PET and biodistribution in gliomas for neurosurgical planning and radiotherapy target delineation: results of a prospective pilot study. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Aug;15(8):1058-67. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/not002. Epub 2013 Mar 3. PMID: 23460322 [PubMed - in process] Related citations Select item 24004120
    33. Shlipak MG, Matsushita K, Ärnlöv J, Inker LA, Katz R, Polkinghorne KR, Rothenbacher D, Sarnak MJ, Astor BC, Coresh J, Levey AS, Gansevoort RT; Cystatin C versus creatinine in determining risk based on kidney function. CKD Prognosis Consortium. N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 5;369(10):932-43. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1214234. PMID: 24004120 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 8764322
    34. Singh I, Grams M, Wang WH, Yang T, Killen P, Smart A, Schnermann J, Briggs JP. Coordinate regulation of renal expression of nitric oxide synthase, renin, and angiotensinogen mRNA by dietary salt. Am J Physiol. 1996 Jun;270(6 Pt 2):F1027-37. PMID: 8764322 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations Select item 24271191
    35. Tsai CW, Grams ME, Inker LA, Coresh J, Selvin E. Cystatin C- and creatinine-based estimated glomerular filtration rate, vascular disease, and mortality in persons with diabetes in the United States. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24271191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations Select item 20464956
    36. Yankovic N, Glied S, Green LV, Grams M. The impact of ambulance diversion on heart attack deaths. Inquiry. 2010 Spring;47(1):81-91. PMID: 20464956 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] Related citations
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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410 955 5268
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    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
    4940 Eastern Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Phone: 410 955 5268
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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Nephrology

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    Morgan Grams, MD PhD
    2024 East Monument St, Room 2-638
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    (443) 287-1827
    mgrams2@jhmi.edu

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