Marisa Juarez-Calderon, MPH, RD, CSP, LD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-0818

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Senior Pediatric Dietitian

Texas Children's Hospital


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas School of Public Health masters Master of Public Health 2003
University of Houston other Post-Baccalaureate Nutrition 1999
Houston Baptist University bachelors Bachelor of Science 1995


Get healthy, stay healthy. I am committed to providing evidenced based care that will allow best quality of life for the patient and family.

Clinical Interests:

Renal nutrition, pediatrics, malnutrition, healthy eating behaviors 

Research Interests:

Research in renal nutrition, malnutrition


Organization Name Role
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Organizing member of the ASPN Multidisciplinary Symposium

Selected Publications

Carvalho-Salemi J, Salemi J, Wong-Vega M, Spooner K, Juarez M, Beer S, Canada N. Malnutrition among hospitalized children in the United States: Changing Prevalence, Clincial Correlates, and Practice Patterns between 2002 and 2011. Journal of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2017 Apr.

Beer SS, Juarez MD, Vega MW, Canada NL. Pediatric Malnutrition: Putting the New Definition and Standards into Practice. Nutrition in Clinical Practice 2015; 30 (5): 609-24.

Nelms, C, Juarez M, and Warady B (2015) Renal Disease. In The A.S.P.E.N. Pediatric Nutrition Support Core Curriculum, 2nd Ed.

M. Corkins, J. Balint, E. Bobo, S. Plogsted, J.Yaworski (Eds). (pp 351-385). Silver Spring, MD: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Zappitelli M, Juarez M, Castillo L, Coss-Bu J, Goldstein SL. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy amino acid, trace mineral, and folate clearance in critically ill children. Intensive Care Medicine 2009; 35 (4): 698-706.

Juarez-Congelosi M, Goldstein S, Orellana P. Normalized Protein Catabolic Rate (nPCR) versus Serum Albumin and as a Nutrition Status Marker in Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients. Journal of Renal Nutrition 2007; 17(4):269-274.

Orellana P, Juarez-Congelosi M, Goldstein S.  Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition Treatment and Biochemical Marker Assessment for Malnutrition in Adolescent Maintenance Hemodialysis Patients.  Journal of Renal Nutrition 2005; 15 (3): 312-317.