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Laura Hesemann, MD

Laura Hesemann, MD

Assistant Professor of Child Health and Medicine
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Clinical Profile

Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Pediatric Hypertension, Kidney Transplantation

Research Interests

  • Research Interests: Pediatric Hypertension, Kidney Transplant Rejection

Board certifications

  • 2011: Diplomate in Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • 2011: Diplomate in Pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics)
  • 2015: Diplomate in Nephrology (American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • 2016: Diplomate in Pediatric Nephrology (American Board of Pediatrics)

Contact

Division: Pediatric Nephrology
Department:
 Child Health
Office Phone: 882-6161
Email: HesemannL@health.missouri.edu
Office Address: DC058.00, 400 N Keene St Columbia, MO 65201

Appointments

  • 2015-Present: Assistant Professor of Clinical Child Health and Medicine

Residency

  • 2007-2011: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 2010-2011: Chief Resident, Pediatrics

Fellowships

  • 2011-2015: Pediatric Nephrology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • 2011-2015: Adult Nephrology, Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • 2016: Subspecialty Attending of the Year, University of Missouri-Columbia Child Health Residency Program
  • 2016: Med-Peds Attending of the Year, University of Missouri-Columbia Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Residency Program
  • 2013: Podium Presentation, Annual Dialysis Conference, Seattle, WA
  • 2012-2014: Research Scholar, Mentored Training Program in Clinical Investigation, Washington University Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CTSA)
  • 2000-2001: Flow-Dickey Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Missouri

Professional Societies

  • 2016-current: American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Workforce Committee
  • 2011-current: American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • 2011-current: American Society of Nephrology

Councils & Committees

  • 2016-Present: Chair, MU Health Care Peer Review Committee
  • 2010-11: President, University Hospital House Staff, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
  • 2008-2011: Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Publications

Original Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts
  • Hesemann LE, Morrison A. Azotemia without Renal Failure. Kidney International. 2015 Dec; 88(6):1459-1460.
  • Hesemann LE, Subramanian V, Mohanakumar L, Dharnidharka V. De novo development of antibodies to kidney-associated self-antigens angiotensin II receptor type I, collagen IV, and fibronectin occurs at early time points after kidney transplantation in children. Pediatric Transplantation. 2015 Aug;19(5):499-503.
  • Yerram P, Karuparthi PR, Hesemann L, Horst J, Whaley- Connell A. Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular risk. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension. 2007 May; 1(3): 178-184.
Invited Editorials
  • Dharnidharka V and Hesemann L. The Immunknow assay – does it really put us in the know about the immune system? Pediatric Transplantation. 2014 Aug; 18(5):415-416.
Abstracts Presented at Regional and National Meetings
  • Hesemann LE, Subramanian V, Mohanakumar L, Dharnidharka V. De novo development of antibodies to kidney-associated self-antigens angiotensin II receptor type I, collagen IV, and fibronectin occurs at early time points after kidney transplantation in children. American Society of Pediatric Nephrology 2015; San Diego, CA.
  • Dharnidharka V, Hesemann L, Mitsios J, O’Gorman H, Gunasekaran M, Dietzen D, Mohanakumar T. The Association of Systemic Indoleamine 2, 3 Dioxygenase (IDO) Activity Simultaneous With Chronic Rejection On Allograft Kidney Biopsy. American Transplant Congress 2015; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hesemann LE, Subramanian V, Mohanakumar L, Dharnidharka V. De novo development of antibodies to kidney-associated self-antigens angiotensin II receptor type I, collagen IV, and fibronectin occurs at early time points after kidney transplantation in children. American Society of Pediatric Nephrology 2014; Toronto, Canada.
  • Hesemann L. Choice of Chronic Renal Replacement Modality in a Morbidly Obese Patient. Podium and Poster Presentation. Fellows' Case Conference: Stump the Consultants. Fundamentals of Dialysis in Children - Annual Dialysis Conference 2013; Seattle, WA.
  • Hesemann L, Chaudhary K, Muppala S, Saab G. Chronic kidney disease negatively impacts survival in patients having carotid endarterectomy surgery. Poster presentation. American Society of Nephrology Renal Week 2010; Denver, CO.
  • Wooldridge J, Kolder D, Hesemann L, Ramachandran V. Follicular Carcinoma of the Thyroid with Concomitant Lymphocytic Thyroiditis: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Poster presentation. Missouri Chapter of American College of Surgeons 2006; Columbia, MO.
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