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Biography

Dr. Michael L. Moritz

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, USA

Assistant Professor


Email: Michael.Moritz@chp.edu, moritzml@upmc.edu


Qualifications

1991 M.D., University of Chicago, USA, Medicine

1987 B.Sc., University of Miami, USA, Chemistry


Publications

  1. Cladis FP, Bykowski M, Schmitt E, Naran S, Moritz ML, Cray J, Grunwaldt L, Losee J. Postoperative hyponatremia following calvarial vault remodeling in craniosynostosis. Paediatr Anaesth. 2011 May 18.
  2. Pham SL, Bickel JP, Moritz ML, Levin JE.  Discovering knowledge on pediatric fluid therapy and dysnatremias from quantitative data found in electronic medical records. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2010 Nov 13;2010:652-6.
  3. Kanda K, Nozu K, Kaito H, Iijima K, Nakanishi K, Yoshikawa N, Ninchoji T, Hashimura Y, Matsuo M, Moritz ML. The relationship between arginine vasopressin levels and hyponatremia following a percutaneous renal biopsy in children receiving hypotonic or isotonic intravenous fluids. Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Oct 16.
  4. Moritz ML, Ayus JC. New aspects in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of hyponatremic encephalopathy in children.Pediatr Nephrol. 2010 Jul; 25(7): 1225-38.
  5. Tan HP, Donaldson J, Ellis D, Moritz ML, Basu A, Morgan C, Vats AN, Erkan E, Shapiro R. Pediatric living donor kidney transplantation under alemtuzumab pretreatment and tacrolimus monotherapy: 4-year experience.  Transplantation. 2008 Dec 27; 86(12):1725-31.
  6. Aujla SJ, Michelson P, Langman CB, Shapiro R, Ellis D, Moritz ML. Refractory hypercalcemia in an infant secondary to talc pleurodesis resolving after renal transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2008 Jun;8(6):1329-33.
  7. Moritz, ML. Urine sodium composition in ambulatory healthy children: hypotonic or isotonic? Pediatr Nephrol. 2008. Jun;23(6):955-7.
  8. Shapiro R, Ellis D, Tan HP, Moritz ML, Basu A, Vats AN, Kayler LK, Erkan E, McFeaters CG, James G, Grosso MJ, Zeevi A, Gray EA, Marcos A, Starzl TE.  Alemtuzumab Pre-Conditioning With Tacrolimus Monotherapy in Pediatric Renal Transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2007 Dec;7(12):2736-8.
  9. Moritz ML, Ayus JC. Hospital-acquired hyponatremia--why are hypotonic parenteral fluids still being used?  Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 2007 Jul;3(7):374-82.
  10. Ellis D, Shapiro R, Moritz M, Vats A, Basu A, Tan H, Kayler L, Janosky J, Starzl TE.Renal Transplantation in Children Managed With Lymphocyte Depleting Agents and Low-Dose Maintenance Tacrolimus Monotherapy.Transplantation. 2007 Jun 27;83(12):1563-1570.
  11. Bingler MA, Ellis D, Moritz ML. Acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis in a 14-month-old boy: why is this uncommon? Pediatr Nephrol. 2007 Mar; 22(3): 448-50.
  12. Larosa C, McMullen L, Bakdash S, Ellis D, Krishnamurti L, Wu HY, Moritz ML. Acute renal failure from xanthine nephropathy during management of acute leukemia. Pediatr Nephrol. 2007 Jan;22(1):132-5.
  13. Shapiro R, Ellis D, Tan HP, Moritz ML, Basu A, Vats AN, Khan AS, Gray EA, Zeevi A, McFeaters C, James G, Jo Grosso M,Marcos A, Starzl TE.Antilymphoid antibody preconditioning and tacrolimus monotherapy for pediatric kidney transplantation. J Pediatr. 2006 Jun;148(6):813-8.
  14. Valentini RP, Imam A, Warrier I, Ellis D, Ritchey AK, Ravindranath Y, Shapiro R, Moritz ML. Sirolimus rescue for tacrolimus-associated post-transplant autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Pediatr Transplantation. 2006 May;10(3):358-61.
  15. Vats KR, Ishwad C, Singla I, Vats A, Ferrell R, Ellis D, Moritz M, Surti U, Jayakar P, Frederick DR, Vats AN. A Locus for Renal Malformations Including Vesico-Ureteric Reflux on Chromosome 13q33-34. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2006 Apr;17(4):1158-1167.
  16. Moritz ML, Ayus JC. Preventing neurological complications from dysnatremias in children. Pediatr Nephrol. 2005 Dec;20(12):1687-1700.
  17. Moritz ML, Manole MD, Bogen DL, Ayus JC. Breastfeeding-associated hypernatremia: are we missing the diagnosis? Pediatrics. 2005 Sep;116(3):e343-7.
  18. Kreindler J, Ellis D, Vats A, Kurland G, Ranganathan S and Moritz ML.  Infantile systemic lupus erythematosus presenting with pulmonary hemorrhage. Pediatr Nephrol 2005; 20(4):522-525.
  19. Ellis D, Moritz ML, Vats A, Janosky, JE. Antihypertensive and renoprotective efficacy  and safety of losartan. Am J Hypertens 2004;17:928-935.
  20. Moritz ML, Ayus JC. The pathophysiology and treatment of hyponatremic encephalopathy: “An Update”.  Nephrol Dial Transplant 2003 Dec;18(12):2486-91.