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Kidney (Renal)


Texas Medical Center

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


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Alvaro H. Orjuela, MD

Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2014
West Virginia University Residency Pediatrics 2011
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Colombia Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1995


Dr. Orjuela provides care for children with all types of kidney conditions and diseases including nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary anomalies, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, transplantation and renal failure from other diseases. His special interests include renal transplantation and lupus nephritis.

Clinical Interests:

• Chronic kidney disease

• End Stage Renal Disease / chronic dialysis

• Kidney Transplantation

Research Interests:

• Lupus nephritis

• Kidney transplant outcomes

• Clinical trials


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Nephrology
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
Therapeutics Development Committee Member
American Society of Transplantation Member

Selected Publications

Orjuela A, Suwanichkul A, Canter D, Minard C, Devaraj S., Hicks M. J, Muscal E, Wenderfer S. High Titer Anti-Basement Membrane Antibodies in a Subset of Patients with Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. American Journal of Nephrology 2015;41:241-247. PMID:25926050.

Lee J, Imani P., Geer J, Braun M, Srivaths P, Orjuela A. The Pharmacokinetics of Intradialytic Administration of Eculizimab in an Infant. American Journal of Kidney Disease 2015 Dec;66(6):1105-6. PMID 26363847.

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