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Kidney (Renal)


Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands

Kidney (Renal)
Phone: 832-824-3800 (Main) | 936-267-7819 (Woodlands) | 936-267-7552 (Renal Office)


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South
Houston, TX 77384

Elizabeth Anyaegbu Onugha, MD, MSCI

Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Washington University in St. Louis Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2013
Washington University in St. Louis Masters Master of Science in Clinical Investigation 2013
University of Nigeria MBBS Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 2005


I treat children with various forms of kidney diseases and have a special interest in pediatric hypertension.

My goal is to help my patients improve their health by collaborating with them and educating them on their medical conditions. I am a strong communicator and good listener, and I cherish the long-term relationships I am able to build with my patients and their families. I also have a passion for global health and making a difference in the lives of children in underserved communities.

Clinical Interests:

· Pediatric hypertension and obesity

· Nephrotic syndrome

· Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis

· Glomerulonephritis

· Polycystic kidney disease

· Renal replacement therapies

· Pediatric kidney transplantation

· Kidney stones

Research Interests:

· Hypertension

· Pediatric kidney transplantation

· APOL1 nephropathy 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Member
International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) Member

Selected Publications

 Anyaegbu EI, Shaw AS, Hruska KA, Jain S. Clinical phenotype of APOL1 nephropathy in young relatives of patients with end-stage renal disease. Pediatric Nephrology 2015 Jun;30(6):983-989.

Anyaegbu EI, Dharnidharka VR. Hypertension in the teenager. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Adolescent Cardiac Issues 2014 Feb;61(1):131-51.

Lentine KL, Anyaegbu E, Gleisner A, Schnitzler MA, Axelrod D, Brennan DC, Dharnidharka VR, Abraham E, Tuttle-Newhall JE. Understanding medical care of transplant recipients through integrated registry and pharmacy claims data. American Journal of Nephrology 2013;38(5):420-429.

Anyaegbu E, Davis TK, Kniska K, Hruska K, Beck A. Buyer beware! doctor be aware!: Questions. Pediatric Nephrology 2013 Sep;28(9):1785; answer 1787-1790.

Anyaegbu EI, Almond PS, Milligan T, Allen WR, Gharaybeh S, Al-Akash SI. Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in the treatment of BK viremia and nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation 2012 Feb;16(1):E19-24.

Anyaegbu E, Goodman M, Ahn SY, Thangarajh M, Wong M, Shinawi M. Acute intermittent porphyria: a diagnostic challenge. Journal of Child Neurology 2012 Jul;27(7):917-921.

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Awards & Honors

2010 Travel Award for Fellow Research Excellence, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology New York

2010 Travel Grant, Fellow's Symposium, International Pediatric Transplantation Association Hannover, Germany,

2009 Distinguished Fellow Award, American Society of Transplantation, San Diego, CA

2003 Dean's List, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria 

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