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Dr. Hartung's clinical and translational research program focuses on autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease and other genetic kidney diseases, development of new kidney and liver imaging biomarkers, and neurocognitive outcomes in children with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Hartung's clinical and research focus is in genetic kidney diseases, particularly autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD). She is the Co-Director of the Combined Kidney/Liver Program for patients with ARPKD and other genetic hepatorenal fibrocystic disorders (ciliopathies). Her research interests include developing new kidney and liver imaging biomarkers for ARPKD and other kidney diseases, including kidney transplant, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound. This work involves close collaborations with the Departments of Radiology at both CHOP and Penn.
Dr. Hartung also investigates the natural history and clinical complications of ARPKD, and is the site principal investigator for the first ever clinical trial of a disease-modifying therapy for ARPKD. In addition, she studies neurocognitive outcomes in children with kidney disease. In her role as the Associate Director of the Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program at CHOP, she helps to train the next generation of pediatric nephrologists and serves as a research mentor to pediatric nephrology fellows in various research projects.
Among her notable career achievements, Dr. Hartung:
· Received a K23 Career Development Award in 2016 from the National Institutes of Health / National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
· Was named chair of the Research Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, from 2015-2018
· Serves as a member of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation's Science Advisory Committee and PKD in Children Council; she is also the lead author of the PKD Foundation ARPKD Patient Handbook
Education and Training
BS, Pennsylvania State University (6-year combined BS/MD program), 1999
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 2001
Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (Pediatric Nephrology), 2010
MTR, University of Pennsylvania (Translational Research), 2015
Titles and Academic Titles
Co-Director, Combined Kidney/Liver Program
Associate Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program
Curriculum Director, Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
American Society of Nephrology, 2007-
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2007-
Society for Pediatric Research, 2017-
National Kidney Foundation of Maryland Grant Award, National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 2008
Charles T. Bauer Foundation Research Award , National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 2010
Alport Syndrome Symposium Travel Award, Alport Syndrome Foundation, 2010
Member of the Month, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2017
Links of Interest
PKD Foundation establishes PKD in Children Council (PKD Foundation News)
PKD in Children Conference 2019 (PKD Foundation News, 2019)
Conference on ARPKD/CHF Features Eminent Speakers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and NIH (BioQuick News, November 2018)
ARPKD/CHF Alliance 2018 Conference: Empowering the Patient (ARPKD/CHF Alliance, November 2018).