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6701 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
Alisa Ana Acosta, MD
Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Baylor College of Medicine
|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.
• Pediatric hypertension
• Acute and chronic kidney disease
• Pediatric hypertension
• Ambulatory BP monitoring
|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|
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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