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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ACC 516 Zip 0011
Phone  (205) 638-9781
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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 
Dr. Askenazi received his bachelor of arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. He completed his medical school from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1998. He completed his pediatric residency at the Austin Pediatric Education Program in 2003 and subspecialty training in Pediatric Nephrology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2005. He completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2008

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
2003 – Present American Society of Nephrology  Advisory Committee on AKI 2013-2016 

Research/Clinical Interest
Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury
Improving our understanding of risk factors, incidence, outcomes, definitions, pathopysiology and therapies in neonates at risk for acute kidney injury

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Peer Review Publications
1. Neu AM, Sander A, Borzych-Duzalka D. Watson AR, Valles PG, Ha IS, Patel H., Askenazi D, Balasz-Chmielwesk I, Lauronen J, Groothoff JW, Feber J, Schaefer F, Warady BA. Comorbidities in Chronic Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Patients: A Report of the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network. Perit Dial Int. 2012 Juy; 32 (4): 410-418. PMID: 22859841..
2. Fleming GM, Askenazi DJ, Bridges BC, Cooper DS, Paden ML, Selewski DT, Zappitelli M. A Multicenter International Survey of Renal Supportive Therapy During ECMO: The Kidney Intervention During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (KIDMO) Group. ASAIO J. 2012 May 14. PMID 22588147.
3. Askenazi DJ, Koralkar R, Hundley HE, Montesanti A, Parwar P, Sonjara S, Ambalavanan N. Urine Biomarkers Predict Acute Kidney Injury in Newborns. Journal of Pediatrics. 2012 March 16 PMID 22424940.
4. Rees L, Azocar M, Borzych D, Watson AR, Buscher A, Edefonti A, Bilge I, Askenazi D, Leozappa G, Gonzales C, Van Hoeck K, Secker D, Zurowska A, Ronnholm D, Bouts AH, Stewart H, Ariceta G, Ranchin B, Warady BA, Schaefer F; for the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network (IPPN) registry. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2011 Dec, 22 (12):2303-2312. PMCID 3279935.
5. Askenazi D, Montesanti A, Hunley H, Koralkar R, Pawar P, Shuaib F, Liwo A, Devarajan P, Ambalavanan N. Urine Biomarkers Predict Acute Kidney Injury and Mortality in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Journal of Pediatrics 2011; Dec, 159 (6): 907-12. PMID: 21784446.
6. Askenazi D, Koralkar R, Levitan EB, Goldstein SL, Devarajan P, Khandrika S, Mehta RL, Ambalavanan N. Baseline Values of Candidate Urine Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers Vary by Gestational Age in Premature Infants. Pediatric Research. 2011; Sept; 70 (3): 302-6. PMCID 3152663, NIHM 5309026.
7. Lebensburger J. Johnson SM, Askenazi DJ, Rozario NL, Howard TH, Hilliard LM. Protective role of hemoglobin and fetal hemoglobin in early kidney disease for children with sickle cell anemia. Am J Hematology 2011 May; 86 (5); 430-2. PMID 21523807.
8. Greenbaum LA, Munoz A. Schnieder MF, Kaskel FJ, Askenazi DJ, Jenkins R, Hotchkiss H, Moxey-Mims M, Furth SL, Warady BA. The association between abnormal birth history and growth in children with CKD. Clin J Am Soc Nephrology. 2011 Jan; 6 (1); 14-21. PMCID 3022235.
9. Koralkar R. Ambalavanan N, Levitan EB, McGwin G, Goldstein S, Askenazi D. Acute Kidney Injury Reduces Survival in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Pediatric Research 2011 Apr;69 (4); 354-8. PMID: 21178824.
10. Weissberg-Benchell J, Zielinski TE, Rodgers S, Greenley RN, Askenazi DJ, Goldstein SL, Fredericks EM, McDiarmid S, Limbers CA, Tuzinkiewicz K, Lerret S, Alonso EM, Varni JW. Pediatric health-related quality of life: Feasibility, reliability and validity of the PedsQL transplant module. Am J Transplant. 2010 Jul. 10 (7); 1677-85.
11. Askenazi DJ, Ambalavanan N, Hamilton K, Cutter G, Laney D, Kaslow R, Georgeson K, Barnhart D, Dimmitt R. Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy Independently Predict Mortality in Neonatal and Pediatric Non-Cardiac Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2010 Mar 25. PMID: 20351617
12. Vilay AM, Mueller BA, Haines H, Alten JA, Askenazi D. Treatment of methotrexate intoxication with various modalities of continuous extracorporeal therapy and glucarpidase. Pharmacotherapy. January 2010 30 (1): 111. PMID: 20030480
13. Sutherland SM, Zappitelli M, Alexander SR, Chua AN, Brophy PD, Bunchman TE, Hackbarth R, Somers MJ, Baum M, Symons JM, Flores FX, Benfield M, Askenazi D, Chand D, Fortenberry JD, Mahan JD, McBryde K, Blowey D, Goldstein SL. Fluid Overload and Mortality in Children Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: The Prospective Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Registry. Am J Kidney Dis. Dec 2009. PMID: 20042260
14. Donnithorne KJ, Atkinson TP, Hinze CH, Nogueira JB, Saeed SA, Askenazi DJ, Beukelman T, Cron RQ. Rituximab Therapy for Severe Refractory Chronic Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. J Ped 2009; 155 (1); 136. PMID: 19559299
15. Askenazi DJ, Griffin R, McGwin G, Carlo W. Ambalavanan N. Acute Kidney Injury is Independently Associated with Mortality in Very-Low Birth weight Infants: A matched case-control analysis. Pediatric Nephrology. 2009 May: 24 (5); 991-7. PMID: 19238451
16. Zappitelli M, Goldstein SL, Symons JM, Somers MJm Baum MA, Brophy PD, Blowey D, Fortenberry JD, Chau AN, Flores FX, Benfield MR, Alexander SR, Askenazi DJ, Hackbarth R, Buchman TE; Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Registry Group. Critical Care Med. 2008 Dec; 36(12):3239-45.
17. Askenazi DJ, Myones B, Kamdar A, Warren R, Perez M, DeGuzman M, Minta A, Hicks MJ, Kale A. Outcomes of children with proliferative lupus nephritis: the role of protocol renal biopsy. Pediatric Nephrology. 2007 Jul; 22(7):981-6. Epub 2007 Mar 3. PMID: 17334789
18. Askenazi DJ, Katz A, Tenney F, Benfield M, Barnhart D. An unusual case of peritoneal dialysis catheter malfunction. Kidney International 2007 Aug; 72(4): 524. PMID: 17687384
19. Askenazi, DJ, Feig, DI, Graham NM, et al: 3-5 Year Longitudinal Follow-up of Pediatric Patients after Acute Renal Failure. Kidney International 69:184-189, 2006
20. Askenazi, DJ, Feig DI, Goldstein SL: Management of a Severe Carbamazepine Overdose Using Albumin Enhanced Continuous Veno-Venous Hemodialysis. Pediatrics. Feb 2004l 113 (2): 406-9. PMID: 14754959

Invited Reviews:

1. Zappitelli M, Selewski DT, Askenazi DJ. Nephrotoxic Medication Exposure and Acute Kidney Injury in Neonates. Neoreviews 2012
2. Bridges BC, Selewski DT, Paden ML, Cooper DS, Zappitelli M, Fleming GM, and Askenazi DA. Acute Kidney Injury in Neonates Requiring ECMO. Neoreviews 2012
3. Askenazi DJ, Selewski DT, Paden ML, Cooper DS, Bridges BC, Zappitelli M, Fleming GM. Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Apr 12. PMID 22498496.
4. Jetton JG, Askenazi DJ. Update on acute kidney injury in the neonate. Curr Opin Peditar. 2012, April: 24 (2); 191-6. PMID: 22227783
5. Merritt LJ, Askenazi D, Hahn SH. Newborn Screening and Renal Disease: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Now, Where We Are Going – Pediatric Nephrology 2011 Sept 27 (Epub ahead of print) PMID: 21947256
6. Askenazi D. Evaluation and Management of critically ill children with acute kidney injury. Current Opinion
In Pediatrics. April 2011 23(2) 201-7.PMCID 3289546, NIHM 348447.
7. Askenazi DJ, Ambalavan N, Goldstein SL. Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Newborns: What do we
know? What do we need to learn? Pediatric Nephrology. 2009 Feb; 24(2); 265-74. PMID: 1908263
8. Askenazi DJ and Zappitelli M. The role of biomarkers in the management of acute kidney injury. Clinical Laboratory Investigation. 2009 Apr/May; (2); 16-18

1. Askenazi DJ. Are we ready for the clinical use of novel acute kidney injury biomarkers? Pediat Nephr. 2012 June 12. PMID 22689085
2. Askenazi DJ: Do children with acute kidney injury require long-term evaluation for chronic kidney disease? American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2012, Apr; 59 (4): 478-80. PMID 22444490
3. Askenazi DJ, Bunchman, TE: Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury: The Use of the RIFLE Criteria. Kidney International. May 2007; 963-964. PMID: 17495936
Book Chapter:
1. Askenazi DJ, Furth S, Warady B. Avery’s Disease of the Newborn. Ninth Edition. Acute and Chronic Kidney Failure. Chapter 85. 2012.

Book Chapters in Preparation:
1. Askenazi DJ, Goldstein SL, Manual of Newborn Care: Renal Conditions

acute renal failure,acute kidney injury, neonates, biomarkers, epidemiology