Dr. Olga Charnaya is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in pediatric kidney transplantation but provides care for children with kidney disease of all types including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, hematuria, and proteinuria.
Dr. Charnaya completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland in College Park, and a Master’s degree in Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University. Subsequently, she matriculated at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to complete her medical degree. Her residency training was completed at University of Maryland Medical Center where she also served as chief resident. Her subspecialty training in Pediatric Nephrology was completed at Children’s National Medical Center, after which she joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2017.
In addition to providing clinical care, Dr. Charnaya is pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical investigation at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and is actively engaged in clinical research to improve outcomes for pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Specifically, Dr. Charnaya’s research is studying ways to incorporate high-resolution tissue typing into deceased donor kidney allocation using computational modeling to improve immunological matching while preserving pediatric priority and equity (racial and geographic) in access to transplantation.