Alicia Mallare Neu, M.D.

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  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Professor of Pediatrics


Nephrology, Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology more

Research Interests

Pediatric chronic kidney disease; Pediatric kidney transplantation; Pediatric Dialysis; Immunization in children with chronic kidney disease more

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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 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 1994.

Dr. Neu's research interests include clinical outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease including those who require dialysis and kidney transplantation. 

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 International 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. more


  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics-Bayview
  • Vice Chair Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



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


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


  • Pediatric Nephrology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1994)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology) (1997)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Neu’s research is focused on clinical care and outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease. She  leads several national and international multicenter collaborative projects, including the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) and the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric Endstage Kidney Disease (SCOPE) collaborative.

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


  • 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

  • Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplantation, 2001
  • President, North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Study (NAPRTCS)
  • Co Medical Editor, American Board of Pediatrics' Nephrology Subboard
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