Elaine Ku, MD, MAS is currently Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology and Biostatistics and co-Director of the Training in Clinical Research Programs at University of California San Francisco. The global context of her research program focuses on understanding differences in the epidemiology, clinical management, and outcomes of children versus adults with kidney disease and the conduct of clinical trials to test interventions (such as blood pressure control) that will improve survival of patients with kidney disease. She is especially interested in transitions of care, such as that between adolescence and young adulthood, as well as that between advanced chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (including dialysis and transplant).
She earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and a fellowship in adult and pediatric nephrology at UCSF. She also has a master of advanced study degree in clinical research from UCSF. During her undergraduate career at UCLA, she was a Regents Scholar, one of the highest honors conferred on students in the UC system.
- Compare the similarities and differences in the adult versus pediatric approach to the management of hypertension in patients with kidney disease
- Describe the similarities and differences in the adult versus pediatric data surrounding the optimization of weight in patients with kidney disease
- Elaine Ku, MD, MAS
This seminar was delivered as a Pediatric Grand Rounds Lecture at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, on April 13, 2022.
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