Paul K. Fadakar, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Program Director, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship

Dr. Fadakar’s main area of clinical and research interest is in kidney transplantation. He is the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh site PI for the Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC), a multicenter pediatric kidney transplant quality improvement consortium. He also has a strong interest in teaching physician communication skills and has been a facilitator in training sessions for the Department of Pediatrics through the Office of Faculty Development. He has also helped to design communication skills training simulations specifically for the Division of Pediatric Nephrology.  He is also interested in medical education and serves as the Associate Director for the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Society of Nephrology, 2014-Present
  • International Pediatric Transplant Association, 2016-Present
  • American Society of Transplantation, 2016-Present
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, 2017-Present
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association, 2017-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Economics, Boston College, 2002
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2011
  • Residency in General Pediatrics, Connecticut Children's Medical Center-University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2011-2014
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2014-2017

Selected Publications

Yamada M, Nguyen C, Fadakar P, Ganoza A, Humar A, Shapiro R, Michaels MG, Green M. Epidemiology and Outcome of Chronic High Epstein-Barr Viral Load Carriage in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients. Pediatric Transplantation. 2018 May 22(3).

Louis K, Macedo C, Bailly E, Lau L, Ramaswami B, Marrari M, Landsittel D, Chang A, Chandran U, Fadakar P, Yamada M, Chalasani G, Randhawa P, Zeevi A, Singh H, Lefaucher C, Metes D. Coordinated cTFH and Activated B-cell Responses Predictive of Antibody-Mediated Rejection. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2020. Accepted Manuscript.

Fadakar P, Yamada M, Hadi K, Macedo C, Metes D. The Effect of Regulatory T cells on the Interaction of T Follicular Helper Cells and Memory B Cells During Plasmablast Formation. (Poster, 2016 American Society of Nephrology, 2016 American Transplant Congress)

Macedo C, Fadakar P, Yamada M, Hadi K, Metes D. Indirect Allo-antigen Stimulation Identifies Presence of Either Regulatory IL-10 or of Effector Cytokine IFN-γ, IL-21, IL-17 Production by Human Blood Allo-reactive Memory TFH and TCONV CD4+ T cells. (Poster, 2016 American Transplant Congress).

Yamada M, Fadakar P, Nguyen C, Michaels M, Green M. Chronic High Epstein-Barr Viral Load Carriage in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients. (Poster, 2016 American Transplantation Congress)

Fadakar P, Ganoza A, Humar A, Mangiola M, Zeevi A, Nguyen C. Late Antibody-Mediated Rejection After Alemtuzumab Induction in Pediatric Kidney Transplant Recipients - A Single Center Study. (Poster, 2017 International Pediatric Transplant Association Congress)

Peterson C, Fadakar P, Nguyen C. Outpatient Education Sessions Improve Medication Knowledge in Adolescent Kidney Transplant Recipients. (Poster, 2018 Quality Week, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh)

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