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Texas Medical Center

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


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Ewa Elenberg, MD

Director of Renal Education

Associate Professor, Renal Section, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Harvard Medical School Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 1997
Miami Children's Hospital Residency Pediatrics 1994
University of Toronto Fellowship Neonatology 1991
Wroclaw Medical University Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1983


Dr. Elenberg is a national expert in cystinosis; in 1995 she received Cystinosis Foundation Award: "In rateful Recognition of Special Concern for and Outstanding Service to Children with Cystinosis", in 1998 she was the first to describe eating problems in cystinosis, and in 2009 she received a grant from the Cystinosis Research Network (CRN), to study quality of life in patients with cystinosis. She is currently a PI in multicenter study aimed at testing a new drug for cystinosis that will improve quality of life for patients with cystinosis. Dr Elenberg is interested in education having graduated in December 2011 from the University of Texas with Master in Education degree. This degree increased her knowledge and skills in teaching. She had given multiple letures on Cystinosis on national and international level. In 2011 she received Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award from Baylor College of Medicine, in the category of Teaching and Evaluation.

Clinical Interests:

• Cystinosis

• Glomerulonephritis

• End Stage Renal Disease / chronic dialysis

• Kidney Transplantation

Research Interests:

• Cystinosis

• Clinical trials


Organization Name Role
Academy of Distinguished Educators Member
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Society of Nephrology Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Education Committee Member; Co-chair Multidisciplinary Symposium 2013-2018
Association of Clinical Scientists Member
Cystinosis Association of Mexico Member
Cystinosis Foundation Member
Cystinosis Research Network Member
International Pediatric Nephrology Association Member
International Society of Nephrology Member
Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC) Site-coPI GIGA Kids Study
National Kidney Foundation Member
Society of Scoliosis Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Treatment Member

Selected Publications

Opina AD, Qureshi AM, Brewer E, Elenberg E, Swartz S, Michael M, Justino H. Intra-procedural continuous dialysis to facilitate interventional catheterization in pediatric patients with severe renal failure. Catheterization Cardiovascular Interventions 90(5):784-9, PubMed PMID: 28699323, 2017.

Bekheirnia MR, Michael M, Brewer ED, Elenberg E, Swartz SJ, Srivaths PR, Wenderfer SE, et al. Whole-exome sequencing in the molecular diagnosis of individuals with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract and identification of a new causative gene. Genetic Medicine 19(4):412-20, PubMed: PMC5362362, 2016.

Langman CB, Greenbaum LA, Grimm P, Sarwal M, Niaudet P, Deschenes G, Elenberg E, et al. "Quality of life is improved and kidney function preserved in patients with nephropathic cystinosis treated for 2 years with delayed-release cysteamine bitartrate."  Journal of Pediatrics 165(3):528-33. Pubmed: PMC4181581, 2014.

Emma F, Nesterova G, Langman C, Labbé A, Cherqui S, Goodyer P, Elenberg E, et al. "Nephropathic cystinosis: an international consensus document." Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 29(Suppl 4): 87-94. Pubmed: PMC4158338, 2014.

Nasseri F, Hunter JV, Elenberg E, Muscal E. "A Unique Case of Intraventricular Hemorrhage Associated With Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in an Adolescent. Journal of Child Neurology27(8):1048-51, Pubmed PMID: 22290853, 2012.

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