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Kirtida Mistry, MD

Medical Director, Dialysis


Kirtida Mistry, M.D., completed her training in pediatric nephrology at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric nephrology. She serves as Medical Director of the Dialysis Program at Children's National, providing leadership in the care of patients with advanced kidney disease, especially those requiring dialysis. She passionately strives to improve patient outcomes, with a focus on quality improvement, patient safety, education and advocacy.

Dr. Mistry has a special interest in the bone and cardiovascular health of children with kidney disease. She initiated the Hypertension Clinic at Children's National. This clinic provides comprehensive care to those children with suspected or diagnosed high blood pressure, with a focus on evaluation, investigation, and management of hypertension. The clinic performs 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, echocardiography in association with the Cardiology service, and consultation with the dietitian.

Dr. Mistry also is passionate about enhancing the education of trainees and nurses at Children's. She was awarded the Golden Apple Award 2011-2012 by the Pediatric House Staff Association for excellence in teaching. She is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and serves on their Training and Certification Committee. She also is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, and the International Pediatric Dialysis Network.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Nephrology, 2007
    Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Nephrology, 2005
    Children's Hospital Boston
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2002
    St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1998
    North Middlesex Hospital, UK
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1997
    North Middlesex Hospital, UK
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1996
    Royal Alexandra Hospital Children's Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1996
    North Middlesex Hospital, UK
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1995
    BUPA Alexandra Hospital
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1995
    University College Hospital
  • Residency Program, General Pediatrics, 1994
    King Edward VIII Hospital
  • Internship Program, Rotating Internship, 1992
    King Edward VIII Hospital
  • MD, 1991
    University of the Witwatersrand
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Kirtida Mistry

side by side photo Kaylee Townsley Roxi Vasquez

Kaylee and Roxi's Story

Kaylee Townsley, a seventh-grader, is 12. Roxi Vasquez, a high school senior, is 18. They live in different towns and attend different schools but became "sisters" as they shared the same kidney transplant experience.

Jason's Story

Jason's Story

When Jason was born, the Children's National team was already standing by to treat his failing kidneys. He spent his first two months in the NICU, and he has been in and out of Children's National for the past six years.



Research & Publications

Research & Publications

AcidBase Homeostasis

(2009) Pediatric Nephrology.

Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome occurring during continuous renal replacement therapy

(2013) Clinical Kidney Journal

Novel Mutations in NPHP4 in a Consanguineous Family with Histologic Findings of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis

(2007) American Journal of Kidney Disease

Tools for the Diagnosis of Renal Disease

(2009) Pediatric Nephrology in the ICU

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