Sandra Amaral

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Fellow, Center for Health Behavior Research, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical Director, Hand Transplant Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
34th and Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-2449
Fax: 215-590-3705
Graduate Group Affiliations
Education:
B.A.
Wesleyan University (College of Letters), 1992.
MD
Medical College of Pennsylvania-Hahnemann University, 2000.
MHS
Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2005.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Adherence in Adolescent and Young Adult Transplant Recipients. Transitions of Care from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Settings

Selected Publications

N Kutner, S Amaral, CB Bowling: Kidney Diseases. Behavior and Social Sciences in Medicine: Principles and Practice of Biophychosocial Care. Springer. Waldstein SR (eds.). March 2018 Notes: In Press.

Amaral S, Levin LS: Pediatric and Congenital Hand Transplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 22(5): 447-83, Oct 2017.

Nazarian SM, Peng AW, Duggirala B, Gupta M, Bittermann T, Amaral S, Levine MH.: The Kidney Allocation System Does Not Appropriately Stratify Risk of Pediatric Donor Kidneys: Implications for Pediatric Recipients. Am J Transplant Page: doi: 10.1111, Aug 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Press spokesperson for authorship group: 18 Month Outcomes of Heterologous Bilateral Hand Transplantation in a Child: A Case Report. Interviews with CNN, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and BBC July 2017.

Amaral S, Furth S: Public health: Public investment in childhood health: worth the cost. Nat Rev Nephrol 13(7): 386-388, Jul 2017.

Laskin BL, Jiao J, Baluarte HJ, Amaral S, Furth SL, Akimova T, Hancock WW, Levine MH, Reese PP, Beier UH.: The effects of tacrolimus on T-cell proliferation are short-lived: a pilot analysis of immune function testing. Transplantation Direct. 3(8): e199, Jul 2017.

Amaral S, Kessler SK, Levy TJ, Gaetz W, McAndrew C, Chang B, Lopez S, Braham E, Humpl D, Hsia M, Ferry KA, Xu X, Elde D, Lefkowitz D, Feudtner C, Thibaudeau S, Lin IC, Kovach SJ, Schwartz ES, Bozentka D, Carrigan R, Steinberg D, Kanchwala S, Zlotolow DA, Kozin S, Jensen FE, Bryant PR, Shaked A, Levine MH, LS Levin: 18 Month Outcomes of Heterologous Bilateral Hand Transplantation in a Child: A Case Report The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health July 2017 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Palmer JA, Gajjar A, Hewlett J, Lopez S, Correale C, Kreher G, Amaral S.: Improving Outpatient Office Blood Pressure Measurements in Kidney Transplant Recipients. 2017 Quality and Safety Day, Philadelphia, PA. Poster presentation. May 2017.

Kakajiwala A, Fernandes P, Pawel BR, Amaral S: The 'hole' story of a lung: Answers. Pediatr nephrol 32(5): 777-779, May 2017.

Foster BJ, Pai A, Furth SL, TAKE-IT Investigators.: The TAKE-IT Intervention Improves Medication Adherence in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Am J Transpl. 2017; 17(suppl 3). American Transplant Congress 2017. Chicago, IL. Oral presentation by Dr. Foster. May 2017 Notes: *I am one of the numerous TAKE IT team investigators.

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Last updated: 11/02/2017
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