Education

Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2001)
Residency
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2004), Pediatrics
Fellowship
University of pennsylvania/the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2006), Pediatric Nephrology
Fellowship
Children's Hospital Boston (2009), Pediatric Nephrology
Graduate School
Harvard Medical School (2010)

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Kidney Disease
  • Genetics of Kidney Disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Kidney Stone Prevention
  • Kidney Stones
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Genetic testing for nephrotic syndrome and FSGS in the era of next-generation sequencing.
    Brown EJ, Pollak MR, Barua M Kidney Int. 2014 Mar
    Mutations in the INF2 gene account for a significant proportion of familial but not sporadic focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis.
    Barua M, Brown EJ, Charoonratana VT, Genovese G, Sun H, Pollak MR Kidney Int. 2013 Feb 83 2 316-22
    Rho activation of mDia formins is modulated by an interaction with inverted formin 2 (INF2).
    Sun H, Schlondorff JS, Brown EJ, Higgs HN, Pollak MR Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2011 Feb 108 7 2933-8
    Mutations in the formin gene INF2 cause focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
    Brown EJ, Schlöndorff JS, Becker DJ, Tsukaguchi H, Tonna SJ, Uscinski AL, Higgs HN, Henderson JM, Pollak MR Nat. Genet. 2010 Jan 42 1 72-6
    The hormone resistin links obesity to diabetes.
    Steppan CM, Bailey ST, Bhat S, Brown EJ, Banerjee RR, Wright CM, Patel HR, Ahima RS, Lazar MA Nature 2001 Jan 409 6818 307-12
    A family of tissue-specific resistin-like molecules.
    Steppan CM, Brown EJ, Wright CM, Bhat S, Banerjee RR, Dai CY, Enders GH, Silberg DG, Wen X, Wu GD, Lazar MA Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2001 Jan 98 2 502-6

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • International Pediatric Nephrology Association (2010)
    • American Society of Nephrology (2005)
    • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (2005)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2001)