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Sun Young Ahn, MD


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Sun Young Ahn, MD, completed her Pediatric Nephrology training at the University of California San Diego and served as a faculty member with the Pediatric Nephrology Division at Washington University in St. Louis before joining Children's National Health System. Her current clinical interests include congenital kidney anomalies, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, urinary tract infection, electrolyte disorders, and complement-mediated kidney diseases. Dr. Ahn’s research has focused on the functional and structural characterization of organic anion transporters in the kidney, and investigating the role of scaffolding proteins in kidney development. She has numerous publications in the field of nephrology and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Yonsei University College of Medicine Seoul, South KoreaDoctor of Medicine 1996 -2000

Internship Program Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College Med Seoul, South Korea, 120-752Internship Clinical Internship 2000 - 2001
Residency Program Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College Med Seoul, South Korea, 120-752Resident Pediatric Residency 2001 - 2005
National & International Recognitions
Hiroto Prize for Best Presentation3rd Japan-Korea Pediatric Nephrology Seminar 2005
Award for Outstanding ResidentSeverance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine2004

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology2005
MemberAmerican Society of Pediatric Nephrology2005
MemberKorean Pediatric Society2005
MemberKorean Society of Pediatric Nephrology2005
Journal Article, Ahn SY, Kim Y, Kim ST, Swat W, and Miner JH. (2013), Scaffolding proteins DLG1 and CASK cooperate to promote nephron progenitor proliferation and migration., J Amer Soc Nephrol, 24, 7, 1127-1138.

Journal Article, Anyaegbu E, Goodman M, Ahn SY, Thangarajh M, Wong M, Shinawi M. (2012), Acute intermittent porphyria: A diagnostic challenge., J Child Neurol, 27, 917-921.

Journal Article, Ahn SY, Jamshidi N, Mo ML, Wu W, Eraly SA, Dnyanmote A, Bush KT, Gallegos TF, Sweet DH, Palsson BO, Nigam SK. (2011), Linkage of organic anion transporter-1 to metabolic pathways through integrated “omics”-driven network and functional analysis., J Biol Chem, 286, 36, 31522-31531.

Journal Article, Nagle MA, Truong DM, Dnyanmote AV, Ahn SY, Eraly SA, Wu W and Nigam SK. (2010), Analysis of three-dimensional systems for developing and mature kidneys clarifies the role of OAT1 and OAT3 in antiviral handling., J Biol Chem, 286, 1, 243-251.

Journal Article, Ahn SY, Nigam SK. (2009), Toward a Systems Level Understanding of Organic Anion and Other Multispecific Drug Transporters: A Remote Sensing and Signaling Hypothesis., Mol Pharmacol, 76, 3, 481-490.

Journal Article, Ahn SY, Eraly SA, Tsigelny IF, Nigam SK. (2009), Interaction of organic cations with organic anion transporters., J Biol Chem, 284, 45, 31422-31430.

Journal Article, Ahn SY, Mendoza SA, Kaplan G, Reznik VM. (2009), Chronic kidney disease in the VACTERL association: clinical course and outcome., Pediatr Nephrol, 24, 5, 1047-1053.

Journal Article, Ahn SY, Bhatnagar V. (2008), Update on the Molecular Physiology of Organic Anion Transporters., Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens, 17, 5, 499-505.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Sun Young Ahn, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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