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Pamela D. Winterberg, MD

Pamela D. Winterberg, MD headshot

Assistant Professor
Division of Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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• Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
• Residency: Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, OR
• Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, Children's Medical Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
• Undergraduate Degree: San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

Medical Interests

• General nephrology
• Kidney transplantation

Areas of research interest include:

• Transplant immunology

Professional/Scientific Societies

• American Society of Nephrology
• American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
• American Society of Transplantation
• International Pediatric Nephrology Association
• American Heart Association


Winterberg, PD, Wang Y, Lin K-M, Hartono JR, Nagami GT, Zhou XJ, Shelton JM, Richardson JA, Lu CY, Reactive-Oxygen Species (Ros) and IRF1 Stimulate Ifn-a Production by Proximal Tubules During Ischemic Aki. American journal of physiology. Renal physiology. 305:F164-172, 2013. PMID: 23657854.

Chen, J, Hartono JR, John R, Bennett M, Zhou XK, Wang Y, Wu Q, Winterberg PD, Nagami GT, Lu CY. Early Interleukin 6 Production by Leukocytes During Ischemic Acute Kidney Injury is Regulated by Tlr4. Kidney International. 80: 504-515,2011. PMID: 21633411.

Chen, J, John R, Richardson JA, Shelton JM, Zhou XJ, Wang Y, Wu QQ, Hartono JR, Winterberg PD, Lu CY, Toll-Like Receptor 4 Regulates Early Endothelial Activation During Ischemic Acute Kidney Injury. Kidney International. 79:288-299,2011. PMID: 20927041

Wu, QQ, Wang Y, Senitko M, Meyer C, Wigley WC, Ferguson DA, Grossman E, Chen J, Zhou XJ, Hartono J, Winterberg P, Chen B, Agarwal A, Lu CY. Bardoxolone Methyl (Bard) Ameliorates Ischemic Aki and Increases Expression of Protective Genes Nrf2, Ppary, and Ho-1. American journal of physiology. Renal physiology. 300:F1180-1192,2011. PMID:21289052.

Review articles

Lu, CY, Winterberg PD, Chen J, Hartono JR. Acute Kidney Injury: A Conspiracy of Toll-Like Receptor 4 on Endothelia, Leukocytes, and Tubules. Pediatric Nephrology (Berlin, Germany). 27:1847-1854, 2012. PMID:21817881.

Winterberg, PD, Lu CY. Acute Kidney Injury: The Beginning of the End of the Dark Ages. The American journal of the medical sciences. 344: 318-325, 2012. PMID: 218117881.

Book chapters

Winterberg, PD, Warshaw BL (2014). Kidney Transplantation in Children. In Kidney Transplantation - Principles and Practice, 7th Edition. P. Morris and S. Knechtle, Saunders. ISBN 978-1-4557-4096-3


Winterberg, PD, Jiang R, Harbaran S, Wagner MB (2014). Early Cardiac Dysfunction in Mice with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Is Detectable with Ventricular Strain Analysis. 2014 Pediatric Healthcare Innovation: Advancing Technologies to Improve Child Health. Atlanta, GA.

Hatab, SZ, Winterberg, PD, Muir, AB (2014). Effect of recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis on the severity of acute kidney injury in pediatric DKA. 2014 International Congress of Endocrinology. Chicago, IL.

Winterberg, PD, Harbaran S, Kirk AD (2014). Mice with Chronic Kidney Disease Display Premature Immune Senescence. 2014 World Transplant Congress. San Francisco, CA, Poster Sessions: Basic. American Journal of Transplantation. 14:316.

Winterberg, PD, Jiang R, Wang B, Harbaran S, Wagner MB (2014). Altered Calcium Handling and Diastolic Dysfunction During Experimental Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). 2014 CHRC Annual Retreat. Boston, MA.

Winterberg, PD, Jiang R, Wang B, Harbaran S, Wagner MB (2014). Diastolic Dysfunction Is Not Associated with Increased Diastolic Calcium During Experimental Uremic Cardiomyopathy. 2014 AHA Scientific Sessions. Chicago, IL.

Research Group(s)