Frederick Kaskel, M.D., Ph.D.

NephCure Co-Chairman: Vice Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology, Albert Einstein School of Medicine Section on Nephrology Chief, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore


Dr. Frederick J. Kaskel is an internationally recognized clinical investigator and educator in pediatric nephrology. He is a professor and the Vice Chairman of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is a past president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and the Congress President of the 15th Scientific Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association.

He received his doctorate in physiology and medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and trained in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, respectively. Dr. Kaskel is a past recipient of an NIH National Research Service Award. Prior to returning to Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he was a tenured professor of pediatrics at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dr. Kaskel’s research interests range from basic science contributions in developmental renal physiology and mechanisms of renal toxicity and hypertension to clinical and translational research in the etiologies and treatment of progressive kidney diseases associated with Nephrotic Syndrome and hypertension. His current research is aimed at preventing the epidemic of obesity and examining cardiovascular risk factors and hypertension. He has received continuous research support from the National Institutes of Health and directs the pediatric nephrology training program that prepares new physician investigators for careers in pediatric nephrology.

He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and co-edited a major textbook on fluids and electrolytes in pediatrics. He has academically collaborated both nationally and internationally, and is expanding the communications between pediatric nephrology investigators worldwide. He currently plays a major role representing the Department of Pediatrics in the Albert Einstein School of Medicine’s prestigious Clinical Translational Science Award.

Selected Publications
Akchurin OM, Kaskel FJ. Late steroid resistance in childhood nephrotic syndrome: do we now know more than 40 years ago? Pediatr Nephrol. 2013; 28(8), 1157-1160.

Gadegbeku CA, Gipson DS, Holzman LB, Ojo AO, Song PX, Barisoni L, Sampson MG, Kopp JB, Lemley KV, Nelson PJ, Lienczewski CC, Adler SG, Appel GB, Cattran DC, Choi MJ, Contreras G, Dell KM, Fervenza FC, Gibson KL, Greenbaum LA, Hernandez JD, Hewitt SM, Hingorani SR, Hladunewich M, Hogan MC, Hogan SL, Kaskel FJ, Lieske JC, Meyers KE, Nachman PH, Nast CC, Neu AM, Reich HN, Sedor JR, Sethna CB, Trachtman H, Tuttle KR, Zhdanova O, Zilleruelo GE, Kretzler M. Design of the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) to evaluate primary glomerular nephropathy by a multidisciplinary approach. Kidney Int. 2013; 83(4), 749-756.

Wei C, Trachtman H, Li J, Dong C, Friedman AL, Gassman JJ, McMahan JL, Radeva M, Heil KM, Trautmann A, Anarat A, Emre S, Ghiggeri GM, Ozaltin F, Haffner D, Gipson DS, Kaskel F, Fischer DC, Schaefer F, Reiser J; PodoNet and FSGS CT Study Consortia. Circulating suPAR in two cohorts of primary FSGS. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012; 23(12), 2051-2059.

Lane JC, Kaskel FJ. Pediatric nephrotic syndrome: From the simple to the complex. Semin Nephrol. 2009; 29(4), 389-398.

Wong CS, Pierce CB, Cole SR, Warady BA, Mak RH, Benador NM, Kaskel F, Furth SL, Schwartz GJ; CKiD Investigators. Association of proteinuria with race, cause of chronic kidney disease, and glomerular filtration rate in the chronic kidney disease in children study. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009; 4(4), 812-819.

Del Rio M, Kaskel F. Evaluation and management of steroid-unresponsive nephrotic syndrome. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008; 20(2), 151-156.

Woroniecki RP, Shatat IF, Supe K, Du Z, Kaskel FJ. Urinary cytokines and steroid responsiveness in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome of childhood. Am J Nephrol. 2008; 28(1), 83-90.

Reidy K, Kaskel FJ. Pathophysiology of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Pediatr Nephrol. 2007; 22(3), 350-4.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

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