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Alisa Acosta


Kidney (Renal)


Texas Medical Center

Kidney (Renal)
Phone: 832-824-3800
Fax: 832-825-9330


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Alisa Ana Acosta, MD

Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2009
University of Texas School of Public Health Masters Master of Public Health 2008
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Residency Pediatrics 2004
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Internship Pediatrics 2002
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2001


As a pediatric nephrologist, I treat children and adolescents with all forms of kidney disease, but my clinical and research interest is in pediatric hypertension.  When treating patients, I like to partner not only with the other physicians of a patient’s care team, but with the patient’s family.  I believe that building the trust and connection with my patients and their families is an important element in the management of a patient’s chronic condition.  I also have an interest in medical education and serve on the leadership team for the Pediatric Residency Program at Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children's Hospital.  My main interest within the residency program is enhancing the mentorship provided by faculty to the residents as they progress through residency and on to their future career choices.

Clinical Interests:

• Pediatric hypertension

• Acute and chronic kidney disease

Research Interests:

• Pediatric hypertension

• Ambulatory BP monitoring


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Society of Hypertension Member
American Society of Nephrology Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Member
Association of Pediatric Program Directors Member
International Pediatric Hypertension Association Member
International Pediatric Nephrology Association Member

Selected Publications

Acosta AA, Samuels JA, Portman RJ, Redwine KM.  Prevalence of Persistent Prehypertension in Adolescents. Journal of Pediatrics 160(5):757-61, PubMed PMID: 22153679, 2012.

Acosta AA.  Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypertension. In: Flynn J, Ingelfinger JR, and Portman RJ, eds. Pediatric Hypertension, Third Edition, New York: Springer; 2012. p. 421-434.

Redwine KM, Acosta AA, Poffenbarger T, Portman RJ, Samuels J. Development of hypertension in adolescents with pre-hypertension. Journal of Pediatrics 160(1):98-103, PubMed PMID: 21868037, 2012.

Acosta AA and Hogg RJ. Rasburicase for Hyperuricemia in Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Pediatric Nephrology 27(2):325-9, PubMed PMID: 22089328, 2012.

Acosta AA and McNiece KL Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring: A versatile tool for evaluating and managing hypertension in children. Pediatric Nephrology 23: 1399-1408, PubMed PMID: 18297314, 2008.

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