Valerie Lynne Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Pediatric Nephrology

Valerie Lynne Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Valerie L. Johnson is a Pediatric Nephrologist interested in the care and treatment of children with problems such as hematuria/proteinuria as well as kidney disease and disorders involving the kidneys. Dr. Johnson also cares for children who have reached end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. She, in addition, cares for children with congenital kidney abnormalities as well as high blood pressure and electrolyte disorders. Dr. Johnson's research interest is in the area of growth of children with kidney failure. She is evaluating how growth hormone therapy allows children with kidney failure to grow better. A number of factors are being evaluated as contributing to the growth failure of these children. Body composition of children with kidney failure is another area of research interest. Dr. Johnson has received a number of grants from the Genentech Foundation for Growth to support this important work. Dr. Johnson has also been involved in a number of studies evaluating treatment of high blood pressure in children. In addition, she has been involved in studies of management of anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease and novel therapy for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis.

Dr. Valerie Johnson is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Associate Attending Pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology, Dr. Johnson is consistently named one of America's Top Pediatricians and one of Woodward/White's Best Doctor's in America as well as one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors for her expertise in Pediatric Nephrology.
  
Dr. Johnson is interested in the care and treatment of children with problems such as hematuria/proteinuria as well as kidney disease and disorders involving the kidneys.  She also cares for children who have reached end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. In addition, she cares for children with congenital kidney abnormalities as well as high blood pressure and electrolyte disorders.
 
One of Dr. Johnson's primary research interests is the area of growth of children with kidney failure. She is evaluating how growth hormone therapy allows children with kidney failure to grow better.  A number of factors are being evaluated as contributing to the growth failure of these children.  Body composition of children with kidney failure is another area of research interest.  Dr. Johnson has received a number of grants from the Genentech Foundation for Growth to support this important work.  Dr. Johnson has also been involved in a number of studies evaluating treatment of high blood pressure in children.  In addition, she has been involved in studies of management of anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease and novel therapy for Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis.
 
Dr. Johnson received her M.D. and Ph.D. at Cornell University Medical College, remaining in New York City to complete her residency in Pediatrics at Mt. Sinai Hospital.  Following residency, she completed a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

 

 

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