Rebecca Lynn Ruebner, M.D., M.S.C.E.

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  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics


Pediatric Nephrology

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Johns Hopkins Pediatrics

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Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Rebecca Ruebner is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She provides care for children with kidney problems of any type including hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplant. She is the medical director of pediatric dialysis.

Dr. Ruebner received her undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.  She completed her residency at Boston Children’s Hospital where she also served as chief pediatric resident.  She completed her fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During her fellowship, she received a Master's Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Ruebner became a faculty member at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2012 before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2016.

Dr. Ruebner's clinical research is focused on clinical care and outcomes of children with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease. more


  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2005)


  • Pediatrics; Boston Children's Hospital (2009)


  • Pediatric Nephrology; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Nephrology) (2014)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Ruebner’s research is focused on clinical care and outcomes of children with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease. 

She participates in multiple national research collaboratives including: 

  • the Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric Endstage Kidney Disease (SCOPE) collaborative
  • the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study 
  • North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS)
  • Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease (PRESERVE)


Selected Publications

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Ruebner RL, De Souza HG, Richardson T, Bedri B, Marsenic O, Iorember F, Warejko JK, Warady BA, Neu AM. Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Hemodialysis Access-Associated Infections in Children: A Prospective Cohort Study From the SCOPE Collaborative. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Dec 31:S0272-6386(21)01049-0. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.11.008. Epub ahead of print. 

Kim HS, Ng DK, Matheson MB, Atkinson MA, Akhtar Y, Warady BA, Furth SL, Ruebner RL. Association of Puberty With Changes in GFR in Children With CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2022 Jan;79(1):131-134. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.05.011

Ruebner RL, Ng D, Mitsnefes M, Foster BJ, Meyers K, Warady B, Furth SL. Cardiovascular disease risk factors and left ventricular hypertrophy in girls and boys with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Sep 14.

Ruebner RL, Laney N, Kim JY, Hartung EA, Hooper SR, Radcliffe J, Furth SL. Neurocognitive dysfunction in children, adolescents, and young adults with CKD. American journal of kidney disease. 2016; 67(4):567-75.

Ruebner RL, Reese PP, Denburg MR, Abt PL, Furth SL. End-Stage Kidney Disease After Pediatric Nonrenal Solid Organ Transplantation. Pediatrics. 2013; 132(5): e1319-26.

Activities & Honors


  • Outstanding Women in Medicine Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005
  • Pincus Award for Outstaning Clinician, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2005
  • Sidney Farber Chief Resident Award, Boston Children's Hospital, 2009
  • William Pottash Fellow Teacher of the Year Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award, American Transplant Congress, 2012
  • Clinical Research Award, Society for Pediatric Research, 2012
  • Faculty Honor Roll, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2014


  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
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