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Ruth A. McDonald, MD

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Ruth A. McDonald, MD

Nephrology, Transplantation

On staff since July 1993

Children's Title: Pediatrician-in-Chief; Director, Clinical Nephrology (Inpatient and Outreach Program); Medical Director, Solid Organ Transplantation and Ambulatory Services

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Making a Difference

Overview

Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Nephrology
Medical/Professional School
University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, Minneapolis
Residency
Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Fellowship
Pediatric Nephrology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Pediatric solid organ transplantation

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

Subclinical viremia increases risk for chronic allograft injury in pediatric renal transplantation.
Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN , 2010 Sep: 1579-86
Impaired graft survival in pediatric renal transplant recipients with donor-specific antibodies detected by solid-phase assays.
Pediatric transplantation , 2010 Sep 1: 730-4
KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the care of kidney transplant recipients: a summary.
Kidney international , 2010 Feb: 299-311
KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the care of kidney transplant recipients.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2009 Nov: S1-155
Current state of pediatric renal transplantation.
Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library , 2008 Jan 1: 197-203
BK virus nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant recipients: an analysis of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) registry.
Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN , 2007 Sep: 1037-42
Adolescents are more likely to develop posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder after primary Epstein-Barr virus infection than younger renal transplant recipients.
Transplantation , 2007 Jun 15: 1423-8
Contributions of the Transplant Registry: The 2006 Annual Report of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS).
Pediatric transplantation , 2007 Jun: 366-73
Sirolimus pharmacokinetics in pediatric renal transplant recipients receiving calcineurin inhibitor co-therapy.
Pediatric transplantation , 2006 Dec: 914-9
Emerging viral infections in transplantation.
Pediatric transplantation , 2006 Nov: 838-43
Sonic tooth brushing reduces gingival overgrowth in renal transplant recipients.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2006 Nov: 1753-9
Risk of lymphoma after renal transplantation varies with time: an analysis of the United States Renal Data System.
Transplantation , 2006 Jan 27: 175-80
Low-dose chemotherapy for Epstein-Barr virus-positive post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disease in children after solid organ transplantation.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology , 2005 Sep 20: 6481-8
Pediatric transplantation, 1994-2003.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2005 Apr: 887-903
Renal transplantation in adolescents.
Adolescent medicine clinics , 2005 Feb: 201-14
Polyomavirus nephropathy in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2004 Dec: 2109-17
Current immunosuppressive agents in pediatric renal transplantation: efficacy, side-effects and utilization.
Pediatric transplantation , 2004 Oct: 445-53
Risk factors for catheter-related complications in pediatric peritoneal dialysis.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2004 Sep: 1021-8
Expression of nephrin in acquired forms of nephrotic syndrome in childhood.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2004 Mar: 300-5
Current immunosuppressive agents: efficacy, side effects, and utilization.
Pediatric clinics of North America , 2003 Dec: 1283-300
Changing trends in pediatric transplantation: 2001 Annual Report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study.
Pediatric transplantation , 2003 Aug: 321-35
Pretransplant peritoneal dialysis and graft thrombosis following pediatric kidney transplantation: a NAPRTCS report.
Pediatric transplantation , 2003 Jun: 204-8
Renal transplant outcomes in adolescents: a report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study.
Pediatric transplantation , 2002 Dec: 493-9
Peritonitis due to Leuconostoc species in a child receiving peritoneal dialysis.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2002 Nov: 966-8
Chronic dialysis in children and adolescents. The 2001 NAPRTCS Annual Report.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2002 Aug: 656-63
A 14-year-old girl with recumbent proteinuria.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2002 May: 379-81

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OC.9.820 - Nephrology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
206-987-2524

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Olympia
CO - Suite 140
615 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506
360-459-5009
Seattle Children's Everett
CE - Suite 100
900 Pacific Ave
Everett, WA 98201
425-304-6080

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