Dr. Natalie Uy Named Chief of Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital
Mar 24, 2023
New York, NY
Dr. Natalie Uy, a leading pediatric nephrologist, has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, effective April 17.
The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides compassionate care for newborns, children and young adults with complex kidney diseases and urologic conditions. Services provided include dialysis and kidney transplantation for patients with end-stage kidney disease.
Dr. Uy was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine as an assistant professor of pediatrics from NewYork-Presbyterian/
Dr. Uy’s research focuses on the genetic causes of dysfunctional kidney filtering that results in excess protein and red blood cells in urine and a buildup of toxins in the blood, called glomerular disease.
“We are so fortunate to welcome Dr. Uy as our new chief of pediatric nephrology with her expertise and leadership in this highly specialized, and critical field in child health,” said Dr. Sallie Permar, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and pediatrician-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/
“I’m very excited to take on this new role,” Dr. Uy said. “There is a big opportunity to expand the program for infants and children, especially treatment for pediatric end-stage kidney disease, including dialysis capabilities for the smallest patients in the intensive care unit and kidney transplantation. Integrating programs and services across institutions is essential for smaller sub-specialties like pediatric nephrology.”
As chief, Dr. Uy will lead a skilled team of pediatric nephrologists to enhance the division’s clinical programs and will work closely with research faculty who strive to expand the understanding of renal disorders in children and adolescents. She will work alongside a multidisciplinary team to provide high-quality medical care for children with acute and chronic kidney disease. She will create a new strategic plan to continue building and integrating pediatric nephrology care services at NewYork-Presbyterian/
“The most common causes of end-stage kidney disease in pediatric patients are congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract,” Dr. Uy said. “Through additional clinical services, we will be able to offer genetic testing more easily to diagnose hereditary kidney disease risk sooner and improve patients’ outcomes.”
About Dr. Natalie Uy
Dr. Uy received her undergraduate degree at Columbia University and her medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She completed an internship and a residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, followed by a fellowship in pediatric nephrology at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore.
As a recognized specialist in pediatric nephrology, Dr. Uy has served as an expert for NewYork-Presbyterian’s Second Opinion program, which reviews complex cases and provides recommendations for patients across the country. As senior author of a paper published in Kidney360 in 2021, Dr. Uy was one of the first researchers worldwide to investigate the mechanisms underlying kidney injury in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare condition associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. She has also co-authored articles in other leading peer-reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Transplantation.
Dr. Uy has served as a training program director for the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney and Urology Foundation of America. As invited faculty, she has delivered numerous talks on pediatric glomerular disease throughout the country. She has extensive experience training the next generation of pediatric nephrologists, and has served as a mentor to numerous residents, fellows and junior faculty members.
Weill Cornell Medicine
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