Michelle Denburg, MD, MSCE

Michelle Denburg, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician in the Division of Nephrology and the Cancer Survivorship Program at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease, Nephrotic syndrome, Outcomes in chronic kidney disease, Translational research
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY


    Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of New York, New York, NY


    Pediatric Nephrology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Nephrology

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

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

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Pilot and Feasibility Study: Vitamin D status in the Setting of Nephrotic Syndrome

    Chronic Kidney Disease and Fracture Risk in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults: A Population-Based Study using The Health Improvement Network (THIN) Database

  • Publications



    Kalkwarf HJ, Denburg MR, Strife CF, Zemel BS, Foerster DL, Wetzsteon RJ, et al. Vitamin D deficiency is common in children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease. 2012 Apr;81(7):690-7. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.431. Epub 2011 Dec 28. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22205356. Read the abstract


    Denburg MR, Haynes K, Shults J, Lewis JD, Leonard MB. Validation of the health improvement network (THIN) database for epidemiologic studies of chronic kidney disease. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2011 Nov; 20(11):1138-49. 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. Read the abstract