Lisa Guay Woodford, MD Nephrologist



Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD, is a pediatric nephrologist and an internationally recognized investigator whose research focuses on identifying clinical and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of inherited renal disorders, most notably autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Nephrology, 1989
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1986
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1984
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • MD, 1983
    Harvard Medical School
  • BA, 1979
    College of the Holy Cross


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Candidate exomecapture identifies mutation of SDCCAG8 as the cause of a retinal renal ciliopathy

(2010) Nature Genetics

Loss of primary cilia upregulates renal hypertrophic signaling and promotes cystogenesis

(2011) Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Mutational analysis of the PLCE1 gene in steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome

(2010) Journal of Medical Genetics

Telomerase Immortalization of Principal Cells from Mouse Collecting Duct

(2010) American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology

View publications on PubMed

Sean L.'s Story

Patient story

"We are hopeful and taking it day by day, which appears to be the best way. We have friends who have a child with a brain tumor and are thankful this is all poor Sean has to deal with."

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