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Nadiesda A. Costa, Md, Mph

Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Medical Center
United States of America


Dr. Nadiesda Costa is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology. She comes to Baltimore from North Carolina where she trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. She completed a Master’s degree in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. During her time at the University of North Carolina she completed additional training as a Transplant Nephrologist. Dr. Costa joined the faculty at the University of Maryland in October 2012 and is a staff physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center where she attends the general nephrology and kidney transplant services.

Research Interest

Dr. Costa is interested in anemia management post-kidney transplant, medical treatment adherence post transplant, prevention of allograft loss and organ allocation policy.


  • Yi, SY. Shaw, K. Costa, N, Leeser, DB. Pancreas Transplant at the University of Maryland. Clinical Transplants 2015 Edition. Chapter 11. Review. Matthew J Everly. 2016.

  • Weir, MR. Gravens-Muller, L. Costa, N. Ivanova, A. Manitpisitkul, W. Bostom, AG. Diamantidis, CJ. On behalf of the FAVORIT Study Investigators. Safety events in kidney transplant recipients: Results from the folic acid vascular outcome reduction in transplant trial. Transplantation. 2015 May;99 (5): 1003-08.

  • Costa, N. Kshirsagar, AV. Wang, L. Detwiler, RK. Brookhart, MA. Pretransplantation erythropoiesis-stimulating agent hyporesponsiveness is associated with increased kidney allograft failure and mortality. Transplantation. 2013 Nov 15;96(9): 807-13.

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