H. Jorge Baluarte, MD

Areas of Expertise: Comprehensive care of children with chronic kidney disease in need of renal transplantation, Treatment of children with nephrotic syndrome
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, King of Prussia
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - San Marcos University & San Fernando School of Medicine, Peru

    Internship

    Rotating Internship, Hospital Talara, Talara, Peru

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

    Fellowship

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Pathology - Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Nephrology - LaRabida Hospital for Children, Chicago, IL
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Nephrology - St. Christopher's Hospital for C

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Nephrology
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program

    Attending Nephrologist

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

    Recurrence of proteinuria post-renal transplantation among patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
    Utility of an immune cell function assay in pediatric renal transplant patients
    Immunsuppressive therapy in kidney transplantation: multicenter studies
     

  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2011

    Coloures O, Baluarte HJ.  Renal failure. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter's pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2011.

    Abt P, Baluarte HJ. Kidney transplantation. In: Mattei P, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery. New York: Springer; 2011

    2009

    Kaplan BS, Green C, Baluarte HJ, Meyers KEC. Ethical challenges in pediatric dialysis and kidney transplantation. In: Ravitsky V, Fiester A, Caplan AL, editors. The Penn Center Guide to Bioethics. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania; 2009.

    Baluarte HJ. Transplante renal en ninos. In: Carlos S, Escala JM, editors. Manual de nefrologia y urologia pediatrica. Editorial Mediterraneo Ltda; 2009.

    Baluarte HJ. Transplante renal en ninos – aspectos clinicos. In: Jaramillo SA, Kuon R, editors. Tratado de cirugia pediatrica.  CONCYTEC PAMS Press.

    2005

    Baluarte HJ, Palmer J, Petro J. Evaluation for pediatric renal transplantation. In: Kaplan B, Meyers K, editors. The requisite series: pediatric nephrology and urology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005.

    Baluarte HJ, Palmer A, Petro J. Complications after renal transplantation. In: Kaplan B, Meyers K, editors. The requisite series: pediatric nephrology and urology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005.

    Baluarte HJ, Palmer J, Petro J.  Management of the pediatric renal transplant recipient.  In: Kaplan B, Meyers K, editors. The requisite series: pediatric nephrology and urology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2005.

    1994

    Kaiser BA, Polinsky MS, Sadowski RH, Baluarte HJ.  Acute renal failure in children. In: Drukker A, Gruskin AB, editors. Pediatric nephrology. Pediatric Adolescent Medicine. Volume 5.  Basel (Switzerland): Basel
    Karger; 1994. p.  202-13.

    Baluarte HJ, Braas C, Kaiser BA, Polinsky MS, Palmer JA, Dunn SP. Postoperative management of pediatric transplant patients. In: Tejani AH, Fine RN, editors.  Pediatric renal transplantation. New York: Wiley - Liss, Inc.; 1994.

    1993

    Polinsky MS, Kaiser BA, Baluarte HJ, Gruskin AB. Renal stones and hypercalciuria. In: Barness LA, editor.  Advances in pediatrics. Volume 40. Mosby; 1993.

    Baluarte HJ. El laboratorio en nefrourologia. En: Saieh C, Izzo C, editors. Manual de nefrourologia pediatrica. Mediterraneo; 1993.

    1992

    Gruskin AB, Baluarte HJ, Dabbagh S. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in pediatric kidney disease.  New York: Little Brown and Company; 1992.

    1989

    Kaiser BA, Baluarte HJ. Growth in children undergoing long term dialysis. In: Strauss J, editor.  Growth, immunosuppression, and renal disorders in neonates and children. Miami: University of Miami Press; 1989.

    1988

    Lawless S, Baluarte HJ. Renal disorders associated with interstitial lung disease. In: Laraya-Cuasay LR, Hughes WT, editors. Interstitial lung diseases in children. Boca Raton: DRC Press Inc.; 1988.

    1987

    Morgenstern BA, Baluarte HJ. Peritoneal dialysis in children. In Fine RN, editor.  CAPD/CCPD in children. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishing; 1987.

    1986

    Baluarte MD, Gruskin AB. Indications for renal biopsy. In: Postlethewaite RJ, editor. Clinical pediatric nephrology. Bristol (England): John Wright & Sons Limited; 1986.

    1985

    Polinsky MS, Kaiser BA, Gruskin AB, Baird H, Baluarte HJ. Quantitative analysis of the EEG power spectrum in children and adolescents with chronic renal disease. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Renal Insufficiency in Children; 1985.

    Baluarte HJ, Kaiser BA, Morgenstern BZ, Polinsky MS, Gruskin AB. Intermittent peritoneal dialysis in children. Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Renal Insufficiency in Children; 1985.

    1984

    Baluarte MD. Intermittent peritoneal dialysis: technical and clinical aspects. In: Fine RN, Gruskin AB, editors. End stage renal disease in children. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1984.

    1983

    Baluarte MD, Prebis J, Polinsky MS, Gruskin AB. Evaluacion clinica de la hiponatremia. In: Gordillo PG, editor. Eectrolitos en pediatria: fisiologia y clinica. Ediciones Medicas del Hospital Infantil de Mexico; 1983.

    Gruskin AB, Baluarte HJ, Polinsky MS, Kaiser BA, Perlman SA, Morgenstern BZ. Therapeutic approach to the child with acute renal failure. In: Strauss J, editor. Developments in nephrology. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff.

    Gruskin AB, Baluarte HJ, Polinsky MS, Kaiser BA, Perlman SA Morgenstern BZ. Treatment of severe hypertension in children with renal disease.  In: Strauss J, editor. Developments in nephrology. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff.

    Gruskin AB, Naiman JL, Polinsky MS, Mellon M, Baluarte HJ, Kaiser BA, Perlman SA, Morgenstern BZ. Uric acid in the hemolytic uremic syndrome.  In: Strauss J, editor. Developments in nephrology. Boston: Martinus Nijhoff.

    Perlman SA, Gruskin AB, Prebis JW, Kaiser BA, Polinsky MS, Baluarte HJ, Morgenstern BZ: Calcium homeostasis in adolescents with essential hypertension. Seminars IV Nephrology. 3:149 158, 1983.

    1982

    Gruskin AB, Polinsky MS, Baluarte HJ, Prebis JW, Rosenblum HW. Metabolic alkalosis of infancy. In: Strauss J, editor. Hypertension, fluid electrolytes and tubulopathies: developments in nephrology. Vol. V. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff; 1982. p. 9- 21.

    Gruskin AB, Baluarte HJ, Prebis JW, Polinsky MS. Hyponatremia: an approach to the affected child. In: Strauss J, editor. Hypertension, fluid electrolytes and tubulopathies: developments in nephrology. Vol. V. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff; 1982. p. 75-88.

    Gruskin AB, Prebis JW, Baluarte HJ, Polinsky MS, Rosenblum HW. The renin angiotensin system in childhood hypertension. In: Strauss J, editor. Hypertension, fluid electrolytes and tubulopathies: developments in nephrology. Vol. V. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff; 1982. p. 133-146.

    1981

    Gruskin AB, Elzouki AY, Baluarte HJ, Prebis JW, Polinsky MS. Peritoneal dialysis kinetics: a pediatric perspective. In: Strauss J, editor. Pediatric nephrology.  Vol VI. New York: Plenum Press; 1981.

    Polinsky MS, Gruskin AB, Baluarte HJ, Prebis JW. Aluminum in chronic renal disease. In: Strauss J, editor. Pediatric nephrology.  Vol VI. New York: Plenum Press; 1981.

    Baluarte HJ, Grossman MB, Polinsky MS, Elzouki AY, Prebis JW, Gruskin AB.  Experience with home peritoneal dialysis in children. In: Strauss J, editor. Pediatric nephrology.  Vol VI. New York: Plenum Press; 1981.

    1980

    Baluarte HJ, Gruskin AB, Polinsky MS, Prebis JW, Rosenblum H. Chlorambucil therapy in the nephrotic syndrome. In: Gruskin AB, Norman ME, editors. Proceedings Fifth International Pediatric Nephrology Symposium. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff; 1980. p. 423-29.

    Elzouki AY, Gruskin AB, Baluarte HJ, Prebis JW, Polinsky MS. Developmental aspects of peritoneal dialysis.  In: Gruskin AB, Norman ME, editors. Proceedings Fifth International Pediatric Nephrology Symposium. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff; 1980. p. 194-98..

    Prebis JW, Gruskin AB, Polinsky MS, Baluarte HJ. Uric acid in childhood essential hypertension.  In: Gruskin AB, Norman ME, editors. Proceedings Fifth International Pediatric Nephrology Symposium. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff; 1980. p. 122-26.

    Abstracts

    2011

    Palmer JA, Glah C, Zelikovsky N, Lopez S, Baluarte HJ. A collaborative approach to the transition of adolescent renal transplant recipients to adult care providers [abstract]. International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) 6th Congress of the International Pediatric Association; 2011 Jun 25-28; Montreal, Canada.

    Baluarte HJ, Palmer JA, Lopez S, Meyers K. Recurrence of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in children after renal transplantation [abstract]. International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) 6th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association; 2011 Jun 25-28; Montreal, Canada.

    Papers

    2012

    Sarwal MM, Ettenger R, Dharnidharka V, Benfield M, Mathias R, Portale A, et al. Complete steroid avoidance Is effective and safe in children with renal transplants: a multicenter randomized trial with three-year follow-up. Am J Transplant. Epub 2012 Jun 13. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04145.x. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22694755. Read the abstract

    Levine MH, Reese PP, Wood A, Baluarte JH, Huverserian A, Naji A, et al. Inferior allograft outcomes in adolescent recipients of renal transplants from ideal deceased donors. Inferior allograft outcomes in adolescent recipients of renal transplants from ideal deceased donors. Ann Surg. 2012 Mar;255(3):556-64. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22330037. Read the abstract

    2011

    La Rosa C Glah D, Baluarte HJ, Meyers K. Solid organ transplantation in childhood; transitioning to adult health care. Pediatrics 2011; 127(4):742-753. Epub 2011 Mar 7. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21382946. Read the article

    La Rosa C, Baluarte HJ, Meyers K. Outcomes in pediatric solid organ transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2011 Mar;15(2):128-141. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01434.x. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21309962. Read the abstract

    2010

    Bunin N, Guzikowski V, Rand ER, Goldfarb S, Baluarte J, Meyers K, et al. Solid organ transplants following hematopoietic stem cell transplant in children. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Dec;14(8):1030-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01401.x. Epub 2010 Sep 15. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20846242.  Read the abstract.

    Denburg MR, Pradhan M, Shults J, Jones A, Palmer JA, Baluarte HJ, et al. Longitudinal relations between obesity and hypertension following pediatric renal transplantation. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Oct;25(10):2129-39. Epub 2010 Jun 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20567855. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Baluarte HJ. Nephrotic syndrome in children: an update [presentation]. Grand Rounds at Cooper Children’s Regional Hospital; 2011 Oct 12; Camden, NJ.

    Baluarte HJ. Glomerulopathies [presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS); 2011 Jun 29-Jul 2; Arequipa, Peru.

    Baluarte HJ.Recurene of Focal segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in children after renal transplantation: A single center experience [presentation]. 6th Congress of the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA); 2011 Jun 25-28; Montreal, Canada.

    Baluarte HJ. Recurrence of FSGS post-renal transplantation: CHOP experience [presentation]. Renal Grand Rounds, Hahnemann Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine; 2011 Mar 15; Philadelphia, PA.

    Baluarte HJ. Recurrence of FSGS post-renal transplantation; CHOP experience [presentation]. Renal Transplant Conference, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; 2011 Feb 2; Philadelphia, PA 

    2010

    Baluarte HJ. Nephrotic syndrome in children [presentation]. Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein Medical Center; 2010 Dec 7; Philadelphia, PA.

    Baluarte HJ. Kidney transplantation in children [presentation]. International Symposium, Clinica Stella Maris; 2010 Oct 15; Lima, Peru.

    Baluarte HJ.  Nephrotic syndrome in children: advances and challenges in the past 3 decades [presentation]. International Symposium, Clinica Stella Maris; 2010 Oct 15; Lima, Peru.

    Baluarte HJ. Treatment of nephrotic syndrome: CHOP experience [presentation]. Special Clinic for Children; 2010 Apr 14; Strasburg, PA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Positions

    Reviewer

    Journal of Pediatrics
    Pediatrics
    Clinical Pediatrics
    Pediatric Nephrology
    Kidney International
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases
    Pediatric Transplantation
    Pediatric Emergency Care

    Academic and Institutional Committees

    2000-present, Transplant Center Quality Council, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    2000-present Transplant Center Steering Committee, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    1994-present, Committee for Protection of Human Subjects