Julie Ingelfinger, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Program, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Albert Einstein college of medicine 1968
angiotensinogen; dialyzing; hypertension; intrarenal angiotensin system; kidney; kidney tubules proximal; maternal nutrition; proximal tubule injury; renal biopsies; renal development; renin-angiotensin system

Julie R. Ingelfinger is Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Senior consultant in Pediatric Nephrology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.

She has enjoyed an extensive career in pediatrics, with a main focus on pediatric hypertension and pediatric nephrology. She was appointed Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in 1982, Associate Professor in 1988 and Professor of Pediatrics in 1999.

Dr. Ingelfinger has been involved in studies of the intrarenal renin angiotensin system (RAS) for over a decade.

Her current projects focus on the role of the intrarenal renin angiotensin system in disease states. Furthermore, she studies the role of maternal nutrition in renal development and the subsequent development of hypertension and mechanisms of proximal tubule injury.

Over the past 30 years, professor Ingelfinger has been continually involved as a consultative pediatric nephrologist and hypertension specialist. Clinical work involves all aspects of renal care for children ranging from management of voiding dysfunction to performing renal biopsies to dialyzing.

She has been involved in training both pediatric nephrology fellows and pediatric residents since 1974. In addition, a major effort has been in communicating with a larger audience. Her commitment to teaching has recently been reflected by receiving the Dr. Donald N. Medearis Teaching Award in 1998 and 2001 at Massachusetts General Hospital. She received the Henry L. Barnett award from the AAP in 2009.

Publications Clinical Profile

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