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Susan R. Mendley, Md

Associate Professor
University of Maryland Medical Center
United States of America

Susan R. Mendley, Md


As the Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology, I maintain a busy inpatient and outpatient consultative practice in hypertension, kidney disease and kidney transplantation. I serve as a site PI for the NIDDK-sponsored Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) study (U01DK66174) and the NIDDK-sponsored Doctor-Teen Communication & Antihypertensive Adherence among Teens with CKD (R01DK092919), both of which look at long term complications of chronic disease. Further, I am the site PI for the NICHD-sponsored Pediatric Trials Network with sub-studies includingPharmacokinetics of Under-studied Drugs Administered to Children per Standard of Care (HHSN- 275201000003I),Antibiotic Safety in Infants with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections, and a Phase 1, Open-label, Multi-center Study to Determine the Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Solithromycin as Add-on Therapy in Adolescents and Children with Suspected or Confirmed Bacterial Infection Study (the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and Cempra Pharmaceuticals)

Research Interest

Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease, Neurocognitive, Pharmacokinetics in Children, Pediatric Dialysis, Medication Adherence


  • Hooper, S, Gerson, A, Butler, R, Gipson, D, Mendley, S, Lande, M, Shinnar, S, Wentz, A, Cox, C, Furth, S, Warady, B. Neurocognitive Functioning of Children and Adolescents with Mild to Moderate CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 6 (8):1824-30, 2011. PMCID: PMC3156421

  • D Gonzalez, C Melloni, B B Poindexter, R Yogev, A M Atz, J E Sullivan, S R Mendley, P Delmore, A Delinsky,K Zimmerman, A Lewandowski, B Harper, K C Lewis, D K Benjamin Jr, M Cohen-Wolkowiez on behalf of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act – Pediatric Trials Network Administrative Core Committee. Simultaneous determination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole in dried plasma and urine spots, Bioanalysis 7(9):1137-49, 2015 PMID: 26039810

  • Mendley SR, Matheson M, Shinnar S, Lande M, Gerson AC, Butler R, Warady BA, Furth SL Hooper SR. Duration of chronic kidney disease reduces attention and executive function in pediatric patients Kidney Int April; 87(4):800-6, 2015 PMID:25252026

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