Melissa J. Anslow, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Melissa J. Anslow, MD received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed medical school at Temple University, residency training at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, and pediatric nephrology fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. 

Dr. Anslow cares for children with all pediatric kidney diseases. Her primary research interest is in congenital kidney and urinary tract abnormalities, which are a common cause of kidney disease, hypertension, and urinary tract infection in children.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Chemical Society, University of Pittsburgh, 2005-2008
  • Organization for Women in Science, 2006-2008
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2012-2015
  • American Society of Nephrology, 2015-Present
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 2015-Present
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2015-Present
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2016-Present
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Research Committee, 2017-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
  • MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 2012
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital, 2012-2015
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2015-2018

Selected Publications

Domis MJ and Moritz ML. Red man syndrome following intraperitoneal vancomycin in a child with peritonitis. Front. Pediatr. 2014 2 (55). DOI 10.3389/fped.2014.00055

Anslow MJ, Bodnar AJ, Cerqueira DM, Bushnell D, Shrom BE, Sims-Lucas S, Bates CM, and Ho J. Increased rates of vesicoureteral reflux in mice from deletion of Dicer in the peri-Wolffian duct stroma. Pediatr Res. 2020. DOI 10.1038/s41390-020-0788-7

3.Hemker SL, Cerqueira DM, Bodnar AJ, Cargill KR, Clugston A, Anslow MJ, Sims-Lucas S, Kostka D, and Ho J. Deletion of hypoxia-responsive microRNA-210 results in a sex-specific decrease in nephron number. The FASEB Journal. 2020; 00: 1-18. DOI

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Academic and Research Interests

  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Bladder dysfunction
  • microRNAs
  • Lower Urinary Tract and Bladder Abnormalities

Research Grants

NIH K12HD052892, NIH K12 Institutional Career Development Award, 2018-2020.