Barbara Fivush, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief Pediatric Nephrology
David M. Rubenstein Child Health Building
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Johns Hopkins Hospital – Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins Hospital – Pediatric Nephrology
Chronic kidney disease
Dialysis and quality of life outcomes,
Progression of kidney disease,
Quality of life in children with chronic kidney disease
Dr. Fivush, the first pediatric nephrology fellow to graduate from the division in 1983, now heads that division. Dr. Fivush's research interests have been dominated by her concern for children with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Early on in her career, she studied the safety and efficacy of various vaccines in children maintained on dialysis and in kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Fivush was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the current standards for vaccinating children with CKD. Over the last 15 years, she has worked to develop quality measures for pediatric patients with CKD. Her work in this area has resulted in improved care for these children and holds the promise to improve long-term outcomes among children who undergo dialysis. She was previously involved in a national multi-center collaborative project to study the progression of kidney disease in children, and is presently involved in a second national collaborative trial to compare several management approaches to children who have vesicoureteral reflux.