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Texas Medical Center

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


6701 Fannin Street11th Floor
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Scott Edward Wenderfer, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Renal Section

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical School at Houston fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2006
University of Texas Medical School at Houston internship/residency Pediatrics 2004
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 2001


Dr. Wenderfer treats children of all ages with any form of kidney disease. This includes acute and chronic kidney diseases, genetic kidney diseases, protein or blood in the urine, nephrotic syndrome, and hypertension. His expertise is in treating inflammatory kidney diseases, such as glomerulonephritis and lupus nephritis. Dr. Wenderfer also treats patients with other autoimmune or rheumatologic diseases where there is kidney involvement.

Dr. Wenderfer believes in personalized medicine, patient-centered care, and good communication among specialists for best outcomes in caring for children with complex chronic medical conditions.

Clinical Interests:

• Glomerulonephritis

• Nephrotic syndrome

• Lupus nephritis

• Renal vasculitis

Research Interests:

• Immune complex kidney diseases, such as lupus nephritis

• Clinical and translational studies of glomerulonephritis and nephrotic syndrome

• Crescentic glomerulonephritis

• C1q nephropathy

• Consensus treatment plans and evidence based medicine in lupus nephritis

• Clinical trials


Organization Name Role
American Association for Immunologists Member
American Association of Pediatrics Member; Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT)
American Society of Nephrology Section on Advances in Therapeutics and Technology (SOATT)
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Member; Research Committee co-chair (2016-19); Therapeutics Development Committee
Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) Lupus Nephritis working group co-chair
CureGN Study, National Institutes of Health Central Review Committee member; Data Quality Committee chair (2018-2019)
International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA) Member
National Kidney Foundation Member

Selected Publications

MJ Holland, MW Beresford, BM Feldman, J Ying, J Huggins, X Norambuena, SE Wenderfer, et al. Measuring Disease Damage and its Severity in Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis Care & Research In press, PMID: 29409150, 2018.

M Pereira, E Muscal, K Eldin, MJ Hicks, ACP Sagcal-Gironella, M De Guzman, and SE Wenderfer. Clinical presentation and outcomes of childhood-onset membranous lupus nephritis. Pediatric Nephrology 32(12):2283-2291, PMID: 28717937, 2017.

SE Wenderfer, NM Ruth, HI Brunner. Advances in the Care of Children with Lupus Nephritis. Pediatric Research 81(3):406-14, PMID: 27855151, 2016.

Orjuela AH, E Muscal, D Canter, A Suwanichkul, B Bessard, S Devaraj, MJ Hicks, SE Wenderfer.  High Titer Anti-Basement Membrane Antibodies in a Subset of Patients with Pediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. American Journal of Nephrology 41(3):241-7. PMC4441865, 2015.

Herring SM, N Gokul, M Monita, R Bell, E Boerwinkle, SE Wenderfer, MC Braun and PA Doris.  The rat Immunoglobulin locus is associated with serum IgG levels and albuminuria.  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 22(5):881-9. PMC3083310, 2011.

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