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Campus Address ACC 516 Zip 1711
Phone  (205) 638-9781
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Undergraduate  Princeton University    1987  AB in Molecular Biology 
Graduate  University of Washington    1993  PhD in Biochemistry 
Medical School  University of Washington School of Medicine    1995  MD 
Graduate  Baylor College of Medicine    2003  MS in Clinical Investigation 

Pediatrics (#64235), Initial certification 1998  2005 
Pediatric Nephrology (#578), Initial certification 2001  2008 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pediatrics   Ped - Nephrology Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor

Biographical Sketch 
I am interested in the early physiological mechanisms in the development of essential hypertension. Through a combination of laboratory based, human physiology, epidemiology and clinical trial approaches an understanding of the initial triggers for hypertension will allow effective prevention strategies and reduction in cardiovascular morbidity.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
International Pediatric Hypertension Association  Governing Council, 2012 - 2015   
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology   Program Committee and Conference Chair, 2013   
American Society of Hypertension  Program and Education Advisory Board, 2013 - 2014   
American Heart Association  Expert Advisory Panel on Dietary Sugars and Cariovascular Risks, 2013 - 2015   
American Academy of Pediatrics   Education and Quality Improvement Panel on Hypertension, 2013 - 2016   
2012 - 2020 American Board of Pediatrics Nephrology Sub-Board     

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Feig, DI. Hypertension in Children. In Clinician’s Manual of Pediatric Nephrology. Chand D and Valentini RP, eds. Imperial College Press and World Scientific Publishing Co. Inc., Hackensack, NJ 2011.   
Feig, DI. Pediatric Hypertension. In Handbook of Pediatric Nephrology. Silverstein D, Symons J, and Matoo T, eds. Lippincott, Williams and Wilson, Baltimore, 2011.   
Feig, DI. Renal urate metabolism in the fetus and newborn. Chapter 5 In Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology (series Ed. Polin RA): Neonatology Questions and Controversies, 2nd edition, edited by Oh WK, Giugnard JP and Baumgart S. Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc, Philadelphia, 2012.   
Thomas CA, Moffett BS, Wagner JL, Mott AR, Feig DI. Safety and efficacy of intravenous labetalol for hypertensive crisis in infants and small children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Jan;12(1):28-32   
Silverstein DM, Srivaths PR, Mattison P, Upadhyay K, Midgley L, Moudgil A, Goldstein SL, Feig DI. Serum uric acid is associated with high blood pressure in pediatric hemodialysis patients. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Jul;26(7):1123-8.   
Johnson RJ, Kanbay M, Kang DH, Sanchez-Lozada G, Feig D. Uric acid: a clinically useful marker to distinguish preeclampsia from gestational hypertension. Hypertension. 2011, 58(4):548-9.   
Feig DI. Uric acid and hypertension. Seminars in Nephrology. 2011, 31(5): 441-446.   
Shamszad P, Slesnick TC, Smith EO, Taylor MD and Feig DI. Association between left ventricular mass index and echocardiographic measures of cardiac function in pediatric dialysis patients. Ped Nephrol. 2012, in press.