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Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS

Attending Physician

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

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.

Awards

2010, Healthcare Heroes Finalist, Atlanta Business Journal

2010, Guide to America's Top Pediatricians, Pediatric Nephrology, Consumers' Research Council of America

2008, Golden Apple Honorable Mention Award, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Health Education Expo

2008, Pediatric Research Funding Recipient, National Institutes of Health Pediatric Loan Repayment Program

2008, Clinical Innovator Award for New Program Development, Emory University, Department of Pediatrics

2007, Best Doctors in America, 2007-2011

2006, Joseph W. Crooks Faculty Development Award in Children's Health, Emory University, Department of Pediatrics

2006, National Kidney Foundation Travel Award

2003, Renal Disease Epidemiology Training Grant Recipient

2002, American Societ of Pediatric Nephrology Travel Award

1997, MCP-Hahnemann Student Research Fellowship Award

1995, Primary Care Scholar, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Primary Care Initiative Program

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.

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

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

International organizations

2005-present, International Pediatric Nephrology Association
2006-present, International Pediatric Transplant Association

National organizations

2010-present, Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN)/United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

  • Pediatric Transplantation Committee, Member-at-Large

2007-present, American Societ of Transplantation

  • Pediatric Community of Practice Committee Member 2009-present

2006-present, American Society of Nephrology

2003-present, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology

  • Public Policy Committee Member, 2008-present

New Media

2010

Amaral S. Racial disparities and neighborhood poverty in pediatric renal allograft survival. Hospitalist News [Internet]. 2010. Available from http://www.ehospitalistnews.com/index.php?id=760&cHash=071010&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=19442.

Original 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.

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