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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

Catherine Joseph, MD

Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Baylor College of Medicine

Associate Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2013
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2010
Government Medical College Kozhikode MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2004


As a pediatric nephrologist, my goal is to help children with all forms of kidney disease including glomerular disease, tubular disorders, nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and renal transplant disorders. In addition to providing excellent clinical care in a team based setting, I hope to empower our patients and their families. As an educator, I am interested in innovative ways in which we can impart medical knowledge to students, residents and fellows.

Clinical Interests:

• Glomerulonephritis

• Nephrotic syndrome

• Chronic kidney disease

• End Stage Renal Disease / chronic dialysis

Research Interests:

• Transitioning from pediatric nephrology to adult-based care

• Health literacy


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Member
International Pediatric Nephrology Association Member

Selected Publications

Joseph C and Gattineni J. Proteinuria and hematuria in the neonate. Current Opinion of Pediatrics 28(2): 202–208, PubMed: PMC4808592, 2016.

Joseph C and Gattineni J. Complement disorders and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Current Opinion of Pediatrics 25(2):209-15, PubMed: PMC3758882, 2013.

Joseph C, Gattineni J, Dwarakanath V, Baum M. Glucocorticoids Reduce Renal NHE8 Expression. Physiological Reports 1(2): e00031. PubMed: PMC3767454, 2013.

Twombley K, Thach L, Ribeiro A, Joseph C, Seikaly M. Acute antibody-mediated rejection in pediatric kidney transplants: a single center experience. Pediatric Transplantation 17(7):E149-55, PubMed PMID: 23901848, 2013.

Joseph C, Twombley K, Gattineni J, Zhang Q, Dwarakanath V, Baum M. Acid increases NHE8 surface expression and activity in NRK cells. American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology 302(4): F495–F503, PubMed: PMC3289421, 2012.

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