Jeffrey John Fadrowski, M.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Pediatric Kidney Transplant, Pediatric Nephrology

Research Interests

Vaccines in post transplant patients; Quality of life in pediatric renal transplant recipients more

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Appointment Phone: 410-955-1247
200 N. Wolfe Street
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Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Jeffrey John Fadrowski is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include pediatric kidney transplant and pediatric nephrology. Dr. Fadrowski provides care for children with kidney problems of any type, from microscopic hematuria patients to kidney transplant recipients.

Dr. Fadrowski graduated valedictorian from Utica College of Syracuse University with a B.S. in biology/chemistry. He received his medical degree with honors from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Fadrowski completed a residency and year as chief resident in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins, after which he completed a fellowship in pediatric nephrology, also at Johns Hopkins. As part of this training, he received a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Fadrowski joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2005. 

He is the recipient of a Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award by the National Institutes of Health and spends the majority of his time performing clinical research in the area of chronic kidney disease in children. His specific research interests include the role of heavy metals, such as lead and cadmium, in the progression of chronic kidney disease, anemia in chronic kidney disease, and patient outcomes related to the various types of vascular access used for hemodialysis in children.

Dr. Fadrowski is a member of several professional organizations, including the Active American Society of Nephrology and the Active Renal Physicians Association. more


  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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  • MD; SUNY Upstate Medical University (1998)


  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2001)
  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2003)


  • Pediatric Nephrology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology) (2008)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2001)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Jeffrey Fadrowski’s research is focused on the impact of toxicants on kidney disease and acute kidney injury. Dr. Fadrowski leads the Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-time Action (NINJA) program at Johns Hopkins, part of a national collaborative focused on the prevention of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients. This program has expanded to all patients hospitalized in the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Clinical Trials

Antibody Response to Human Papillomavirus Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) in Girls and Young Women with Chronic Kidney Disease

Selected Publications

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Kuo CC, Weaver V, Fadrowski JJ, Lin YS, Guallar E, Navas-Acien A. “Arsenic exposure, hyperuricemia, and gout in US adults.” Environ Int. 2015 Mar;76:32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2014.11.015. Epub

Yeh HC, Lin YS, Kuo CC, Weidemann D, Weaver V, Fadrowski J, Neu A, Navas-Acien A. “Urine osmolality in the US population: Implications for environmental biomonitoring.” Environ Res. 2015 Jan;136:482-90. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.09.009. Epub

Zheng L, Kuo CC, Fadrowski J, Agnew J, Weaver VM, Navas-Acien A. “Arsenic and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review.” Curr Environ Health Rep. 2014 Sep 1;1(3):192-207.

Sinclair EA, Yenokyan G, McMunn A, Fadrowski JJ, Milstone AM, Lee CK. “Factors associated with acute kidney injury in children receiving vancomycin.” Ann Pharmacother. 2014 Dec;48(12):1555-62. doi: 10.1177/1060028014549185. Epub

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

Activities & Honors


  • Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health
  • The Best Doctors in America, Baltimore Magazine, 2007
  • Focus Group Participant, Physician-Scientist Initiative, Association of Professors of Medicine, 2007
  • Clinician Scientist Program, American Kidney Fund, 2005


  • American Society of Nephrology, 2003
  • Renal Physicians Association, 2003
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2001
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998

Professional Activities

  • Faculty Representative, Special Project Funding Committee (Telethon Fund Distribution), Johns Hopkins University, 2007
  • Nephrology Representative, Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Faculty Representative, Pediatric Curriculum Committee, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 - 2003
  • Faculty Representative, Pediatric Curriculum Committee, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
  • Liaison to School of Medicine, Student Affairs Committee, Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council, 2005
  • Assistant Medical Director, Organizational Committee, Camp All-Stars, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003

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Studies Show Danger of Even Small Amounts of Lead in Children’s Blood, LA Times (March 8, 2010)

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