Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Nephrology - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Board Certification

    General Pediatrics
    Nephrology

    Graduate Degree

    MHS - Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2010

    Amaral S. Hypertension. In: Shah S, Frank G, editors. Patient encounters: the inpatient pediatrics work-up. 1st ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010. Ch. 18.

    2009

    Amaral S, Neu A. Clinical methods: growth and development. In: Avner ED, Harmon WE, Niaudet P, Yoshikawa N, editors. Pediatric nephrology. 6th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2009.

    Furth S, Amaral S. Themes across renal disease and renal failure. In: Molony D, Craig J, editors. Anemia, in evidence based nephrology. Oxford (UK): Blackwell Publishing; 2009.

    Abstracts

    2011

    Schrager J, Patzer R, Amaral S, Perryman J, Pastan S, Kutner N, et al. Race and access to renal transplantation evaluation in the Southeastern United States [abstract]. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting; 2011 Nov 10; Philadelphia, PA>

    Patzer R, Mohan S, Mutell R, Pastan S, Perryman J, Amaral S, et al. Longer distance to transplant center associated with delayed renal transplant evaluation in the Southeastern United States [abstract]. American society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting; 2011 Nov 10; Philadelphia, PA.

    Patzer R, Perryman J, Pastan S, Amaral S, Klein M, Gazmararian J, et al. Reduced racial and socioeconomic disparities after implementation of a required education program for renal transplant candidates [abstract]. American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2011 Annual Meeting; 2011 Nov 10; Philadelphia, PA.

    2010

    Belair C, Amaral S. Update on provision of transitional care to adolescents with kidney transplants: where are we now and where are we going? [oral presentation]. International Transplant Nurse3s' Society Pediatric Conference; 2010 Dec 3; Pittsburgh, PA.

     Patzer R, Amaral S, Kutner N, McClellan W. Racial disparities and neighborhood poverty in pediatric renal allograft survival [abstract]. American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting; 2010 Nov 20; Denver, CO.

    Riar S, Amaral S, Warshaw B. Chylous ascites complicating pediatric renal transplantation [abstract]. 15th Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association; 2010 Aug; New York, NY.

    Patzer R, Amaral S, Kutner N, McClellan W. Spatial poverty and racial differences in time to kidney transplant waitlisting in pediatric ESRD [abstract]. Society of Epidemiologic Research Conference; 2010 Jun 25; Seattle, WA.

    Patzer R, Amaral S, Kutner N, McClellan W. Urbanity and racial differences in time to waitlisting in pediatric ESRD [oral presentation]. American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting; 2010 May 2; San Diego, CA.

    Amaral S, Patzer R, Kutner N, McClellan W. UNOS allocation policy share 35: are there effects on racial disparities in pediatric kidney transplant waitlisting? [oral presentation]. American Transplant Congress Annual Meeting; 2010 May 2; San Diego, CA.

    Patel U, Williams J, Patel H, Ferris M, Chand D, Bastian V, et al. Variation in cardiovascular risk assessment among adolescents with kidney disease [abstract]. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting; 2010 May 1; Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    Amaral S, Gilleland J, mee L. Predictors of attitudes toward transfer to adult health settings among adolescents with kidney transplants [abstract]. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting; 2010 May 1; Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    Amaral S, Gilleland J, Mee L. Self-efficacy, health-related quality of life and medication regimen adherence in adolescents with kidney transplants [abstract]. Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting; 2010 May 1; Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    Papers

    2012

    Amaral S, Patzer RE, Kutner N, McClellan W. Racial disparities in access to pediatric kidney transplantation since share 35. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Jun;23(6):1069-77. Epub 2012 Apr 26. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22539831. Read the abstract

    Riar S, Warshaw B, Amaral S. Chylous ascites complicating pediatric renal transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012 Aug;27(8):1397-9. Epub 2012 Mar 24. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22441430. Read the abstract

    Patzer RE, Perryman JP, Pastan S, Amaral S, Gazmararian JA, Klein M, et al. Impact of a patient education program on disparities in kidney transplant evaluation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Apr;7(4):648-55. Epub 2012 Feb 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22344515. Read the abstract

    Patzer RE, Perryman JP, Schrager JD, Pastan S, Amaral S, Gazmararian JA, et al. The role of race and poverty on steps to kidney transplantation in the southeastern United States. Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb;12(2):358-68. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03927.x. Epub 2012 Jan 10. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22233181. Read the abstract

    Kutner NG, Johansen KL, Zhang R, Huang Y, Amaral S. Perspectives on the new kidney disease education benefit: early awareness, race and kidney transplant access in a USRDS study. Am J Transplant. 2012 Apr;12(4):1017-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03898.x. Epub 2012 Jan 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22226386. Read the abstract

    Patzer RE, Amaral S, Klein M, Kutner N, Perryman JP, Gazmararian JA, et al. Racial disparities in pediatric access to kidney transplantation: does socioeconomic status play a role? Am J Transplant. 2012 Feb;12(2):369-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03888.x. Epub 2012 Jan 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22226039. Read the abstract  

    2011 

    Robinson DH, Perryman JP, Thompson NJ, Amaral S, Arriola KR. Testing the utility of a modified organ donation model among African American adults. J Behav Med. Epub 2011 Jun 23. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21698439. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Amaral S. Research in progress: the PATH study, peers for adolescent transplant health [invited lecture]. Renal Epidemiology Work Group, mentee Meeting, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania; 2011 Aug; Philadelphia, PA.

    Amaral S. Transition: is it worth the effort? [invited lecture]. National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting; 2011 Apr; Las Vegas, NV.

    2010

    Amaral S. Racial disparities in transplantation: where and how they happen and what we can do [invited lecture]. International Transplant Social Workers' Conference; 2010 Oct; Atlanta, GA.

    Amaral S. Adolescent transitional care in kidney transplantation and potential for collaborative research [invited lecture]. Pediatric Clinical Outcomes Research and Public Health Interest Group, Transition of Care Workgroup, Emory University-CHOA; 2010 May; Atlanta, GA.

    Amaral S. Examining racial disparities in kidney transplantation in adults and children [invited lecture]. International Transplant Nurses' Society, Georgia Chapter; 2010 Feb; Atlanta, GA.

    Amaral S. Current research in racial disparities in transplantation in children: USRDS Update [invited lecture]. USRDS site visit meeting, Emory University; 2010 Feb; Atlanta, GA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Reviewer

    2011, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
    2010, Pediatrics
    2009-2010, American Transplant Congress Annual Meetings
    2009-present, American Journal of Transplantation
    2009, American Society of Nephrology Renal Week
    2008-present, Pediatric Nephrology
    2007-present, Pediatric Transplantation

    Academic positions

    2010, Co-leader, Clinical Outcomes and Research in Public Health, Transition of Care Workgroup, Emery University, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatrics Research Center