Ayse Akcan-Arikan, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Critical Care
Kidney (Renal)

Phone: 832-826-6230
Fax: 832-825-3889

Contact Information

6651 Main Street
MC E1420
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Medical Director, Inpatient Dialysis Services

Texas Children's Hospital

Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Renal and Critical Care Section, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2012
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 2011
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2006
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 2004
Istanbul University-Turkey residency Pediatrics 2001
Istanbul University-Turkey internship Pediatrics 1997
Istanbul University-Turkey medical school Doctor of Medicine 1996


Clinical Interests:

• Intensive Care Nephrology

• Acute kidney injury

• Acute liver failure / MARS (Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System)

Research Interests:

• CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy)

• Nutrition on acute dialysis

• Cardiorenal syndrome

• Hepatorenal syndrome


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member

Selected Publications

Kaddourah A, Basu RK, Bagshaw SM, Goldstein SL, Akcan-Arikan A, et al. (AWARE Investigators). Epidemiology of acute kidney injury in critically ill children and young adults. New England Journal of Medicine 376 (1), 11-20, PubMed: PMC5322803, 2017.

Rodriguez K, Srivaths PR, Tal L, Watson MN, Riley AA, Himes RW, Desai MS, Braun MC, Akcan Arikan A. Regional citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric patients with liver failure. PLoS One 12(8):e0182134. PubMed PMC5549692, 2017.

Akcan-Arikan A, Gebhard DJ, Arnold MA, Loftis LL, Kennedy CE. Fluid Overload and Kidney Injury Score: A Multidimensional Real-Time Assessment of Renal Disease Burden in the Critically Ill Patient. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 18(6), 524-30, PubMed PMID: 28406863, 2017.

Arikan AA, Zappitelli M, Goldstein SL, Naipaul A, Jefferson LS, Loftis LL. Fluid overload is associated with impaired oxygenation and morbidity in critically ill children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 13(3), 253-8, PMID: 21760565, 2012.

Akcan-Arikan A, Zappitelli M, Loftis LL, Washburn KK, Jefferson LS, Goldstein SL. Modified RIFLE criteria in critically ill children with acute kidney injury. Kidney International 71(10), 1028-35, PubMed PMID: 17396113, 2007.

ViiCTR Profile:  https://profiles.viictr.org/display/BCM/ayse-akcan-arikan

Google Scholar URL:  https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Mns3khcAAAAJ&hl=en