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Kevin E.C. Meyers, MBBCh

Assistant Chief, Division of Nephrology

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

Awards

2010 Nominee, Medal of Excellence Award, American Association of Kidney Patients
2010, Best Doctors of North America
2009, Best Doctors of North America
2009 Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award
2008, Best Doctors of North America
2008 Dean’s Teaching Award, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
2007, Best Doctors of North America
2007, Inaugural Master Clinician Award, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2005, Best Doctors of North America
2003, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award
2001, Philadelphia magazine: Top Docs for Kids
1999-2001, National Kidney Foundation Young Investigator Grant Award (Smith-Kline -Beecham)
1996-1998, National Kidney Foundation of North America Research Fellowship Award
1994, University of the Witwatersrand Convocation Award
1994, University of the Witwatersrand Alumni Award
1994, South African National Kidney Foundation Award
1991, Best Clinical Paper, The 18th Congress of the SA Renal Society
1989, Clinical Research Resident, Pediatric Nephrology
1980, Convocation Merit Scholarship, University of the Witwatersrand

Books

Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004.

Goldberg E, Meyers KEC. A renal transplant handbook for children and their parents; 1999.

Meyers KEC. Your kidney transplant. Johannesburg (South Africa): University of the Witwatersrand Press; 1993

Loubser M, Meyers KEC. Treatment of common pediatric infectious diseases. Johannesburg (South Africa): University of the Witwatersrand Press; 1991.

Chapters

2011

LaRosa C, Meyers KEC. Hemolytic-uremic syndromes. In: Florin T, Ludwig S. Netter’s pediatrics; 2011. p. 390-96.

Sampson MG, Meyers KEC. Glomerulonephritis. In: Florin T, Ludwig S. Netter’s pediatrics; 2011. p. 380-84.

Meyers KEC, Epelman M. The kidney. In: Kirpalani H, Epelman M, editors. Imaging of the newborn baby. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2011.

Meaney P, Meyers KEC. Acute kidney injury. In: Peter Mattei, editor. Fundamentals of pediatric surgery. 2nd ed.  New York: Springer Publishing; 2011. p. 73-82.

2010

Meaney P, Meyers KEC. Acute kidney injury in the PICU: pediatric critical care requisites. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2010.

2009

Sethna CB, Meyers KEC. Hypertension. In: Zorc JJ, editor. Schwartz’s clinical handbook of pediatrics. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 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. New York: Springer Publishing; 2009.

2007

Copelovitch L, Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC. Acute renal failure. In: Cocims SG, Canning D, Khoury A, editors. The Kelalis-King-Belman textbook of clinical pediatric urology. 5th ed.  Abingdon (Oxon): Informa Healthcare UK, Ltd.; 2007.

2005

Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, Kaplan P. Renal tubular disorders. In: Spitzer AR, editor. Intensive care of the fetus and neonate. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2005. p.1273-80.

Kaplan BS, Kaplan P, Meyers KEC. Chronic renal disease. In: Spitzer AR, editor. Intensive care of the fetus and neonate. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2005. p.1273-80.

2004

Canning D, Kolu J, Meyers KEC. Vesicoureteric reflux. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 340-45.

Meyers KEC. Peritoneal and hemodialysis. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 267-73.

Meyers KEC, Kaplan BS. Management of chronic renal failure. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 257-64.

Burnham J, Meyers KEC. Systemic lupus erythematosus. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 191-202.

Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC. Chronic renal failure. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 250-56.

Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC. MCNS. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 163-71.

Meyers KEC, Burnham J. ANCA positive vasculitic. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 185-90.

Andolaro K, Meyers KEC. Nutritional management of pediatric renal disease. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 76-86.

Thomson PD, Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC. Acute post-infectious glomerulonephritis. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 131-36.

Meyers KEC. Evaluation of hematuria in children. In: Canning D, Kolon T, editors. Urologic clinics of north america; 2004;31:559-573.

Pradhan M, Meyers KEC. Evaluation of a child with kidney disease. In: Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC, editors. Pediatric nephrology and urology: requisites in pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004. p. 13-21.

2003

Meyers KEC. Hypertension. In: Schwartz MW, Clark BJ, Brown L, Manno C, editors. Clinical handbook of pediatrics. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2003. p. 499-503.

2002

Meyers KEC. Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. In: National Organization for Rare Disorders. The NORD guide to rare diseases, a reference book for physicians. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2002.

2001

Meyers KEC, Kaplan BS. Minimal-change nephrotic syndrome. In: Neilson EG, Couser WG, editors. Immunologic renal diseases. Philadelphia: Lippencott-Raven; 2001. p.  969-85.

2000

Meyers KEC. Pyelonephritis. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 2000. p. 680-81.

Meyers KEC. Nephrotic syndrome. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 2000. p. 566-67.

Meyers KEC. Glomerulonephritis. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 2000. p. 388-89.

1999

Meyers KEC, Kaplan BS. Hemolytic uremic syndrome. In: Barratt TM, Avner E, Harmon W, editors. Pediatric nephrology. 4th ed. Baltimore: Lippincott William1999;50:811-822.

1998

Kaplan BS, Meyers KEC. Hemolytic uremic syndrome and thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.  In: Glassock RJ, editor. Current therapy in nephrology and hypertension. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby; 1998. p. 266-68.

Meyers KEC, Schulman S, Kaplan BS. The principles of the treatment of Shiga Toxin-associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (ST+ HUS): pay meticulous attention to detail, and do no harm. In: Kaper JB, O Brien A, editors. Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other Shiga toxin producing E.coli strains.  Washington, DC: ASM Press; 1998. p. 364-73.

MacRae Dell K, Meyers KEC, Kaplan BS. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome. In: Altschuler S, Liacouras C, editors. Clinical pediatric gastroenterology. Philadelphia: Churchill and Livingstone; 1998, p. 191-96.

1997

Meyers KEC. Nephrotic syndrome. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1997. p. 518-19.

Meyers KEC. Glomerulonephritis. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1997. p. 348-49.

Meyers KEC. Pyelonephritis. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5 minute pediatric consult. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1997. p. 634-35.

Meyers KEC, Kajubu D, Kaplan BS. Minimal change nephrotic syndrome. In: Neilson EG, Couser WG, editors. Immunologic renal diseases. Philadelphia: Lippencott-Raven; 1997. p.  975-92.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2010-present, Acta Pediactrica
2006-present, Experimental Biology and Medicine
2006-present, European Journal of Pediatrics
2004-present, American Journal of Transplantation
2001-present, American Journal of Kidney Diseases
2001-present, Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology
2000-present, Hybridoma
1999-present, Critical Care Medicine and Critical Care Pediatrics
1999-present, Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
1998-present, Kidney International
1998-present, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
1996-present, Pediatric Nephrology

Academic committees

2011-present, Department of Pediatrics Finance Committee
2010-present, Chair, CTRC Resource Committee
2006-2010, Healthy Weight Initiative Advisory Council
2008-2010, Joint CTRC-IRB committee member
2009-present, Patient Safety Advisory Committee
2010-present, ASPN Workforce Committee (2011 Co-Chair)
2009-2010, UPENN Teaching Awards Selection Committee
2009-present, ACGME Pediatric Nephrology Accreditation Appeals Panel
2008-2010 ASPN Clinical Affairs Committee
2008-2010 ASPN Scientific Planning Committee
2008-2010 Special Studies Committee - NAPRTCS
2008-present, Joint IRB/CTRC
2007-present, University of Pennsylvania Medical Student Interviewer
2007-present, International Pediatric Hypertension Association Board member
2005-present, FMDSA Medical Advisory Board Member
2004-2010, Member UNOS Ethics Committee
2007-present, CTRC Council Member
2002-present, ARPKD/CHF Scientific Advisory Board

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

2004-present, American Society of Transplantation
2002-present, International Pediatric Hypertension Association
1999-present, International Pediatric Transplant Association
1999-2011, American Society of Immunology
1997-present, International Society of Nephrology
1996-present, North American Society of Nephrology
1995-present, National Kidney Foundation of North America
1992-present, International Pediatric Nephrology Association

Original Papers

2012

Miller SD, Ginsberg JP, Caplan A, Meyers KE. Sperm banking in adolescent males with nephrotic syndrome: defining the limits of access to fertility preservation. Arch Dis Child. 2012 Sep;97(9):765-6. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-301545. Epub 2012 Jul 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22806231. No abstract availalbe.

2011

DeLoach SS, Meyers KEC and Townsend RR. Living donor kidney donation: Another form of white coat effect. Am J Nephrol. 2012;35(1):75-9. Epub 2011 Dec 21. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22189100. Read the abstract

Kamath BM, Podkameni G, Hutchinson AL, Piccoli DA, Spinner NB, Loomes KM et al. Renal anomalies in Alagille syndrome: a disease-defining feature. Am J Med Genet A. Epub 2011 Nov 21. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34369. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22105858. Read the abstract

Meyers KEC, Lieberman K, Solar-Yohay S, Han G, Shi V. The efficacy and safety of valsartan in obese and non-obese pediatric hypertensive patients. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2011 Oct;13(10):758-66. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00502.x. Epub 2011 Jul 14. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21974764. Read the abstract

Srinivasan A, Krishnamurthy G, Fontalvo-Herazo L, Nijs E, Meyers K, Kaplan B, et al. Spectrum of renal findings of pediatric fibromuscular dysplasia and neurofibromatosis type 1. Pediatr Radiol. 2011;41(3):308-316. Epub 2010 Oct 16. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20953597. Read the abstract

Wells T, Neto JR, Meyers KEC, Litwin M, Solar-Yohay S, Shi V. Safety and effectiveness of valsartan in children ages 6-16 years. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2011;13(5):357-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00432.x. Epub 2011 Mar 18. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21545397. Read the abstract

2010

Bunin N, Guzikowski V, Rand ER, Goldfarb S, Baluarte HJ, Meyers KEC, et al. Solid organ transplants following hematopoietic stem cell transplant in children. Pediatr Transplant 2010;14(8):1030-1035. 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

Srinivasan A, Krishnamurthy G, Fontalvo-Herazo L, Meyers KEC, Kaplan BS and Cahill AM. Angioplasty for renal artery stenosis in pediatric patients: an eleven year retrospective experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010 Nov;21(11):1672-80. Epub 2010 Sep 29. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20884235. Read the abstract

Sampson MG, Coughlin CR, Kaplan P, Conlin LK, Meyers KEC, Zackai EH, et al. Evidence for a recurrent microdeletion at chromosome 16p11.2 associated with congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) and Hirschsprung disease. Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Oct;152A(10):2618-22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20799338. Read the abstract

Salerno AE, Marsenic O, Meyers KEC, Kaplan BS, Hellinger JC. Vascular involvement in tuberous sclerosis. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Aug;25(8):1555-61. Epub 2010 Mar 13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20229188. Read the abstract

Pasquali SK, Marino BS, Powell DJ, McBride MG, Paridon SM, Meyers KEC, et al. Following the arterial switch operation, obese children have risk factors for early cardiovascular disease. Genit Heart Dis. 2010 Jan-Feb;5(1):16-24. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20136853. Read the abstract

Posters and Presentations

2011

Meyers KEC. RVHTN in genetic syndromes [presentation]. PAS/ASPN Annual Meeting; 2011 Apr 30-May 3; Denver, CO.

Meyers KEC. Hypertension, obesity and our youth [presentation]. Philadelphia Department of Public Health; 2011 Jul 22; Philadelphia, PA.

2010

Meyers KEC. ARPKD in the Newborn [presentation]. Lehigh Valley Hospital Neonatology Rounds; 2010 Sep 20; Allentown, PA.

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