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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, 2008
    University of California Medical Center San Diego
  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2005
    Severance Hospital
  • Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology, 2005
    Severance Hospital
  • Internship, 2001
    Severance Hospital
  • MD, 2000
    Yonsei University College Of Medicine

National Provider ID: 1164676375


Sun-Young Ahn, M.D., completed 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 Hospital. 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.

Research & Publications

Acute intermittent porphyria A diagnostic challenge

(2012) J Child Neurol

Analysis of three-dimensional systems for developing and mature kidneys clarifies the role of OAT1 and OAT3 in antiviral handling

(2010) J Biol Chem

Chronic kidney disease in the VACTERL association clinical course and outcome

(2009) Pediatr Nephrol

Interaction of organic cations with organic anion transporters

(2009) J Biol Chem

Linkage of organic anion transporter 1 to metabolic pathways through integrated omicsdriven network and functional analysis

(2011) J Biol Chem

Scaffolding proteins DLG1 and CASK cooperate to promote nephron progenitor proliferation and migration

(2013) J Amer Soc Nephrol

Toward a Systems Level Understanding of Organic Anion and Other Multispecific Drug Transporters A Remote Sensing and Signaling Hypothesis

(2009) Mol Pharmacol

Update on the Molecular Physiology of Organic Anion Transporters

(2008) Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens