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New Pediatric Nephrology Fellows Join Division

August 11, 2021

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh welcomes its new fellowship class — Mohga M. Behairy, DO, and Lillian G. Mauroner, DO.

Dr. Behairy earned her undergraduate degree in neuroscience from the University of Miami, and her medical degree from the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. She completed her pediatric residency at the Cleveland Clinic joining UPMC Children’s to pursue a pediatric nephrology fellowship.

Dr. Mauroner graduated from Hendrix College in Arkansas with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology, and then earned her medical degree from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She subsequently completed a pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and McGovern Medical School.

About the Nephrology Fellowship Program at UPMC Children’s

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh offers a three-year ACGME-accredited Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship program that provides outstanding clinical training and world-class research opportunities. The pediatric renal transplant service is one of the largest in the country, providing innovative, state-of-the-art care. Fellows are trained in all modalities of renal replacement therapies across the lifespan of pediatrics. The robust inpatient, consult and outpatient service will allow the fellow to care for a broad spectrum of patients with kidney disorders.

The fellowship program offers superb and diverse training in clinical, translational and basic research across the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Campus. The Division has four research-based MDs and two PhDs, the majority of whom are engaged in NIH R01 funded research. Prior fellows’ research projects have included: vesicoureteral reflux, transplant immunology, nephrotoxins and acute kidney injury, infections and acute kidney injury, urinary microbiome, monogenic causes of hypertension and health disparities in renal transplantation. Fellows will access to the wide array of resources at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, including a prestigious O’Brien Center award.

The fellowship program is led by director Jacqueline Ho, MD, MSc, and associate director Paul Fadakar, MD.