Michelle Denburg, MD, MSCE

Michelle Denburg, MD, MSCE, is board certified in pediatric nephrology and is director of Research for the Division of Nephrology at CHOP. She is an associate professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is a faculty member of the Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis. She is an Attending Physician in the Cancer Survivorship Program and the CHOP-Penn Glomerular Clinic.

Dr. Denburg leads a multidisciplinary research program focused on complications of childhood kidney diseases, including chronic kidney disease (CKD), glomerular disease, and kidney stone disease, with a particular interest in bone health and altered mineral metabolism. Her research includes analyses of large electronic health record databases, and observational, translational, and interventional patient-oriented studies.

Dr. Denburg is the co-director of the Penn-CHOP Kidney Innovation Center. She is the associate director for the Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology supported by funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease. She also served as co-PI in the NIDDK CKD Biomarkers Consortium to identify novel biomarkers for CKD progression in children. She initiated and leads GLEAN (Glomerular Learning Network), a multi-institutional collaborative focused on outcomes improvement in children with glomerular disease and is co-PI of the PRESERVE study (Preserving Kidney Function in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease) that is leveraging the health data resources of 16 centers to address evidence gaps in blood pressure management for children with CKD.

Dr. Denburg is committed to mentoring trainees and junior investigators engaged in clinical research. Mentees have included clinical fellows and junior faculty members in multiple subspecialties, medical students, residents, and biostatistics graduate students.

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