Amy E Bobrowski

  • 82 Citations
20062020

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Research Interests

I received my medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001, and subsequently completed a pediatric residency and pediatric nephrology fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago). I also received a Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation from Northwestern University Graduate School in 2007,and completed an extra year of training in Transplant Nephrology at Northwestern in 2008. I currently hold a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics, and am the Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation at the Siragusa Transplantation Center of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. I have been an attending physician in the Division of Kidney Diseases since 2007. I also currently serve as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

My academic interests focus on improving long-term health outcomes in children after kidney transplantation. In particular, I am interested in investigating how to maximize the survival of grafts and patients after undergoing kidney transplantation as children. Specifically, I am involved in investigating non-invasive biomarkers for kidney transplant complications such as rejection and BK virus nephropathy, to eventually provide earlier diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. This is being accomplished through participation in a collaborative study taking place as part of an NIH-funded grant. I am also studying methods to prevent and treat post-transplant recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and am interested in identifying and reducing modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease in children after transplant. We are also investigating methods to facilitate successful transition of these adolescents with chronic conditions to adult medical centers as they age, and publishing a paper looking at the utility and predictive value of hypercoaguability screening during a pre-transplant evaluation. As the current Chair of our hospital’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), I also have a particular interest and involvement in the regulatory aspects of human subjects research, and the ethics and safety of clinical research involving pediatric subjects.

I am the Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation at the Siragusa Transplantation Center of Lurie Children's Hospital. I see patients for regular post-transplant follow up, and evaluate children in need of kidney transplantation. I am actively involved in the detailed inpatient and outpatient management of our large population of post-transplant patients. Our Transplant Team focuses on individualizing patient care within existing best practice protocols, with the goal of optimizing long term graft outcomes and quality of life for each of our patients.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Nephrology

Training Experience

2004Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
2007Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Washington University St. Louis

… → 2001

Research interests

  • Kidney
  • Pediatrics
  • Transplantation

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Research Output

  • 82 Citations
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Editorial

Varicella infection following vaccination in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient

Bobrowski, A. E. & Muller, W. J., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Pediatric transplantation. e13667.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Crowdsourcing in pediatric transplant studies—An opportunity for reflection on research ethics

    Goldberg, A. M., Bobrowski, A. & Wightman, A., Dec 1 2019, In : Pediatric transplantation. 23, 8, e13603.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Utility of thrombophilia screening in pediatric renal transplant recipients

    Bock, M. E., Bobrowski, A. E. & Bhat, R., Feb 1 2019, In : Pediatric transplantation. 23, 1, e13314.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Kidney Transplant

    Bobrowski, AE., 2018, The PICU Handbook. Rozenfeld, RA. (ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Education, p. 370-375

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter