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Rouba Garro, MD

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Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Chidlren’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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

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• Medical Degree: Damascus University, Damascus, Syria
• Residency: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
• Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Medical Interests

• Renal transplantation
• Chronic Kidney Disease

Areas of research interest include:

• Renal transplantation
• Transplant immunosuppression
• Transplant biomarkers

Professional/Scientific Societies

• American Society of Pediatric Nephrology


• Featured Physician, Wilmot clinic at University of Arizona, 2012
• Fellow of the Year Award, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, 2009
• Rose Award for Patient Appreciation, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University, 2009


Wang CS, Liverman RS, Garro R, George RP, Glumova A, Karp A, Jernigan S, Warshaw B. Ofatumamab for the treatment of childhood nephrotic syndrome. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 May;32(5):835-841. PMID: 28213687

Garro R, Sutherland S, Bayes L, Alexander S, Wong C. CRIT-LINE: a noninvasive tool to monitor hemoglobin levels in pediatric hemodialysis patients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015 Jun;30(6):991-8. PMID: 25854612

Garro R, Warshaw B, Felner E. New-onset diabetes after kidney transplant in children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2015; 30:405-416. PMID: 24894384

Paladugu S, Garro R, Schrijver I, Kambham N, Higgins JP. A 30-month-old child with acute renal failure due to primary renal cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010 Jul;34(7):1066-70. PMID: 20495447


Reyes L, Garro R, Jernigan S. Persistent Hypocalcemia in an Infant on Peritoneal Dialysis. Annual Dialysis Conference, Feb 2016, Seattle, WA [poster]

Karp A, Jernigan S, Garro R. Erythropoiesis - Stimulating Agent Hyporesponsiveness in a Child with Trisomy 21. Annual Dialysis Conference, Feb 2016, Seattle, WA [poster]

Zahr R, Garro R, George R. Renal Tubular Dysgenesis: An unusual cause of neonatal renal failure. 17th International Conference on Dialysis, Advances in Kidney Disease 2015, January 28-30, 2015, New Orleans, LA

Garro R, Kambham N, Grimm P. Development of Computerized Image Analysis to Enhance the Reliability and the Reproducibility of Renal Allograft Rejection Quantitation. American Transplant Congress 2010, San Diego, CA [oral presentation]

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