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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

Michael C. Braun, MD, FASN

Chief of Renal Service

Professor, Renal Section Chief, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Program Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
NIH/NIAID Fellowship Immunology 2001
Cincinnati Children's Hospital/Univ. of Cincinnati Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 1997
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Residency Pediatrics 1993
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1990


Dr. Braun is dedicated to providing outstanding clinic care in the context of innovative clinical and translational research. His clinical interests include membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, disorders of complement proteins, renal transplantation, disease recurrence in renal transplantation, end-stage renal disease, dialysis, acute Kidney Injury, nephrotic syndrome, kidney and urinary tract anomalies, and hypertension.

Clinical Interests

• Complement-mediated Kidney Diseases

• Glomerulonephritis

• Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract

Research Interests:

Dr. Braun is an NIH-funded investigator with a research focus on autoimmune renal diseases. He has published extensively on the role of complement proteins in renal injury in both animal models and in patients with kidney disease.

• Complement-mediated Kidney Diseases

• MPGN (membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis)

• Mechanisms of hypertensive kidney injury

• Animal models of disease


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Member
American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Fellow
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Member
International Complement Society Member
International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) Member
International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Member
Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC) Site-coPI CureGN Study
Society of Pediatric Research (SPR) Member

Selected Publications

Dhande IS, Cranford SM, Zhu Y, Kneedler SC, Hicks MJ, Wenderfer SE, Braun MC, Doris PA. Susceptibility to Hypertensive Renal Disease in the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat Is Influenced by 2 Loci Affecting Blood Pressure and Immunoglobulin Repertoire. Hypertension PubMed PMID: 29437896, 2018.

Farrugia MK, Braun MC, Peters CA, Ruano R, Herndon CD. Report on The Society for Fetal Urology panel discussion on the selection criteria and intervention for fetal bladder outlet obstruction. Journal of Pediatric Urology 13(4):345-51, PubMed PMID: 28476482, 2017.

Guay-Woodford LM, Bissler JJ, Braun MC, Bockenhauer D, Cadnapaphornchai MA, Dell KM, Kerecuk L et al. Consensus expert recommendations for the diagnosis and management of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease: report of an international conference. Journal of Pediatrics 165(3):611-7. Pubmed: PMC4723266, 2014.

Pickering MC, D'Agati VD, Nester CM, Smith RJ, Haas M, Appel GB, Braun M, et al. C3 glomerulopathy: consensus report. Kidney International 84(6):1079-89. PubMed: PMC3842953, 2013.

Samuel JP, Bell CS, Molony DA, Braun MC, Long-term Outcome of Renal Transplantation Patients with Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 6(8):2034-40, Pubmed: PMC3359547, 2011.

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