Rossana Malatesta Muncher, MD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Kidney (Renal)

Phone: 832-824-3800
Fax: 832-825-9330

Contact Information

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

Assistant Professor, Renal Section, Department of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Cincinnati Children's Hospital/Univ. of Cincinnati fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2012
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine professional education Master of Science 2012
Miami Children's Hospital internship/residency Pediatrics 2009
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia medical school Medical Degree 2004


Dr. Malatesta is a dedicated pediatric nephrologist who takes care of children with all types of kidney disease including hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, obstructive uropathies, chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis and transplantation. She has special clinical interest in chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease and dialysis patients. Her research interest is on cardiovascular complications of children with chronic kidney disease, mainly during dialysis.

Clinical Interests:

• Chronic kidney disease

• End Stage Renal Disease / chronic dialysis

Research Interests:

• Patient Reported Outcomes

• Cardiovascular outcomes in Pediatric Hypertension

• Renal manifestations of Sickle Cell Anemia


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Society of Nephrology Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Member
Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC) Site-PI GIGA Kids Study

Selected Publications

Malatesta-Muncher R, Wansapura J, Taylor M, Lindquist D, Hor K, Mitsnefes M. Early cardiac dysfunction in pediatric patients on maintenance dialysis and post kidney transplant. Pediatric Nephrology 2012 Jul;27(7):1157-64.

Malatesta-Muncher R, Mitsnefes MM. Management of blood pressure in children. Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 2012 May;21(3):318-22.

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