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Sandra Amaral, MD, MHS
Sandra Amaral
Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program

Dr. Amaral's research is focused on kidney transplantation with particular interests in reducing treatment burden for adolescents and young adults — from designing studies to make daily medication regimens easier to diagnosing transplant injury earlier using innovative, noninvasive approaches.

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Dr. Amaral's research is focused on kidney transplantation with particular interests in reducing treatment burden for adolescents and young adults — from designing studies to make daily medication regimens easier to diagnosing transplant injury earlier using innovative, noninvasive approaches.

She is currently the principal investigator of U-REAACT, a text messaging intervention to promote treatment adherence in youth with kidney transplants and spina bifida. She is also co-principal investigator of an international study, VIRTUUS, to validate urinary biomarker signals associated with rejection and infections in children with kidney transplants.

Education and Training

BA, Wesleyan University (College of Letters Medicine), 1992

MD, Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University School of Medicine, 2000

MHS, Johns Hopkins University (Health Science), 2005

Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University (Pediatric Nephrology), 2006

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program

Medical Director, Pediatric Hand Transplant Program

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Professional Memberships

International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 2005-

International Pediatric Transplant Association, 2006-

American Society of Nephrology, 2006-

Center for Health Behavior Research, 2011-

Professional Awards

Travel Award, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2002

Travel Award, National Kidney Foundation, 2006

Joseph W. Crooks Faculty Development Award in Children's Health, Emory University, Department of Pediatrics, 2006

Clinical Innovator Award for New Program Development, Emory University, 2008

Golden Apple Honorable Mention Award for Health Education, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 2008

American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Leadership Development Program, 2015

CHOP Research Institute nominee for Award for Excellence in Mentoring Research Trainees, 2017

American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Council, 2018

Excellent in Teaching Clinical Epidemiology Award, MSCE Program, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

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